About Leading the way for open sustainable digital preservation

Story

The OPF was established in 2010 to sustain the outcomes of an EU-funded research and development project called Planets. One of the first organisations of its kind, the Foundation’s goal was to build on the project’s collaborative, practical approach to advancing digital preservation.

In 2014 the OPF changed its name from the Open Planets Foundation to the Open Preservation Foundation to reflect our evolution and relevance within a growing field. The OPF operates as an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation, welcoming digital preservation practitioners from around the world to our open source community.

Today, collaboration and sustainability remain at the heart of what we do. We serve our members and the community by providing practical digital preservation solutions and facilitating best practice that supports enduring access to digital collections.

Our vision: Open sustainable digital preservation

Mission

Enabling shared solutions for effective and efficient digital preservation; the Open Preservation Foundation leads a collaborative effort to create, maintain and develop the reference set of sustainable, open source digital preservation tools and supporting resources.

This set of tools (including software and standards) enables organisations to evaluate, validate, document, mitigate risk, and process digital content to be preserved in line with desired policies and community best practice.

Values

These guiding principles underpin our goals and how we set about achieving them.

Open

Sustainability through an open source philosophy

Member-led

Empowering our members to make a difference

Innovative

Leading global, cutting-edge initiatives

Collaborative & inclusive

Advancing digital preservation together

Strategy

Developed in collaboration with our members, the strategy establishes OPF’s position in the digital preservation landscape and sets out key areas of focus. As well as providing a roadmap to achieving our aims and objectives, this strategy enables us to measure our success and guides the future direction of the Foundation.

 

 

People

OPF Team

Our small team brings together strategic, technical and creative talent. Get to know who we are and how we can help you.

Martin Wrigley

Executive Director

Becky McGuinness

Community Manager

Carl Wilson

Technical Lead

Charlotte Armstrong

Project Officer

Martin Speller

Project Manager

Board of Directors

Our board represents the voice of our members and plays an important role in shaping the future of the Foundation.

Barbara Sierman

(Chair) Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Peter May

(Deputy Chair) British Library

David Clipsham

 The National Archives UK

Max Kaiser

 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Michelle Lindlar

Technische Informationsbibliothek

Paul Stokes

Jisc

 Remco van Veenendaal

Nationaal Archief

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