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On 7 December, I attended the launch of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Building Blocks in Brussels. I was there on behalf of OPF – we are participating in the E-ARK4ALL consortium who are working on the eArchiving Building Block. This was the second event from the CEF introducing the three new Building Blocks (Big […]

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21st Dec 2018  10:40 AM  795 Reads  No comments

Barbara Sierman is the chair of the OPF Board and Digital Preservation consultant at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) Her generous and long-standing contribution to the digital preservation community was recently recognised when she was presented with the DPC Fellowship at the Digital Preservation Awards 2018. For our winter newsletter, we interviewed Barbara to learn more […]

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20th Dec 2018  11:17 AM  678 Reads  No comments

For our Autumn Newsletter, we spoke to Micky Lindlar, an OPF director, and highly active member of the digital preservation community: Tell us a bit about yourself and your role I am a Technical Analyst at TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, which functions as the German National Subject Library for Science […]

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2nd Nov 2018  2:18 PM  2291 Reads  No comments

At our Annual General Meeting in May, Remco van Veenendaal from the National Archives of the Netherlands was elected to join the OPF’s board of directors. I caught up with Remco to find out more about his digital preservation work. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role As digital preservation officer of the National […]

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10th Jul 2018  12:02 PM  542 Reads  No comments

Following on from Notes from ‘Shaping our future memory standards’ the final PREFORMA conference, day 1, here are my notes from day 2: Monika Hagedorn-Saupe from the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation was the first speaker on day 2 of the conference. She spoke about the ‘Situation and perspectives for digital preservation among cultural heritage institutions’. […]

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1st Nov 2017  9:04 AM  1331 Reads  No comments

The final conference of the PREFORMA project ‘Shaping our future memory standards’ was held at the National Library of Estonia in Tallinn last week. It was well-attended and had a nice balance of presentations, panels and demonstrations. Presentations from the conference are already online, and the event was recorded. Day 1 Participants were welcomed by […]

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20th Oct 2017  1:43 PM  1509 Reads  No comments

This blog diary captures what the OPF team have been upto. We aim to post updates at least once a fortnight, more regularly when there’s a lot going on. Becky: It’s been a busy month, starting off with our Annual General Meeting on 7-8 June. This year it was kindly hosted by the Bibliothèque nationale […]

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29th Jun 2017  2:19 PM  1837 Reads  No comments

Two weeks ago our archive interest group (AIG) held their first face to face meeting. We were kindly hosted by the Danish National Archives in Copenhagen. Currently the AIG comprises participants from our three national archive members in Denmark (Rigsarkivet) the Netherlands (Nationaal Archief), and Estonia (Rahvusarhiiv) (new members are welcome). The group has been […]

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24th Feb 2017  9:45 AM  2145 Reads  No comments

Last week I attended the PREFORMA Experience Workshop in Berlin. The Open Preservation Foundation and PDF Association are leading veraPDF. The morning focused on use cases for conformance checkers from memory institutions and the afternoon explored the PREFORMA challenge with an overview of the testing phase which starts in January 2017. This was followed by […]

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2nd Dec 2016  7:31 AM  2929 Reads  No comments

On 11th October we held our first JHOVE online hack day. Our aim was to catalogue error messages produced by JHOVE to get a better understanding of their meaning and potential preservation impact. Background: organising an online hack day We have been considering running online hackathons because attending face-to-face events has become more difficult as […]

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19th Oct 2016  10:06 AM  2832 Reads  No comments