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This month we talked to Peter May from the British Library to find out what he has been working on and how he got into digital preservation. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role As the digital preservation technical architect at the British Library I research, develop and advise colleagues on technical practices […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

29th Mar 2019  3:29 PM  5129 Reads  No comments

When the KB web archive was launched in 2007, many sites from the “early” Dutch web had already gone offline. As a result, the time period between (roughly) 1992 and 2000 is seriously under-represented in our web archive. To improve the coverage of web sites from this historically important era, we are now looking into […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

31st Jan 2019  2:11 PM  1988 Reads  No comments

Last week, the OPF was kindly hosted by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) in The Hague for a busy 48 hours including our Board Meeting and JHOVE workshop.  On 24th January, we met with the Board of Directors, who were able to guide and influence the Foundation’s upcoming activities and outputs. Our packed agenda for the […]

By Charlotte Armstrong, posted in Charlotte Armstrong's Blog

29th Jan 2019  3:52 PM  885 Reads  No comments

In the previous blogpost we focussed on the preservation of Virtual Machines. In the second part we focus on the preservation of a computational scientific workflow implemented in a common workflow engine as a software container. Container technology (also called operating system virtualization) is promoted as a lightweight alternative to virtual machines, requiring less resources […]

By Klaus Rechert, posted in Klaus Rechert's Blog

23rd Jan 2019  9:56 AM  1609 Reads  No comments

This article is cross-posted at iPRES2019 , dpc and OPF sites Ever wonder how workflows are implemented in other repositories? Do you have a suspicion that there might be a perfect tool for your specific type of content and problem out there, but you haven’t found it yet? Or maybe you are just building a […]

By Micky Lindlar, posted in Micky Lindlar's Blog

21st Jan 2019  9:00 AM  1007 Reads  No comments

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 […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

21st Dec 2018  10:40 AM  1493 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 […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

20th Dec 2018  11:17 AM  1232 Reads  No comments

Blogpost by Kees Teszelszky (with input of Hanna Koppelaar, Jeffrey van der Hoeven, Ben O’Brien, Steve Knight and Andrea Goethals) The Web Curator Tool (WCT) is a globally used workflow management application designed for selective web archiving in digital heritage collecting organisations. Version 2.0 of the WCT is now available on Github. This release is […]

By teszelszky, posted in teszelszky's Blog

20th Dec 2018  8:47 AM  1140 Reads  No comments

This blog post is introducing CiTAR – Citing and Archiving Research, a three year Baden-Württemberg state project, which is developing infrastructure to support computer assisted research. One major outcome of this project are means to publish, cite and provide long-term access to virtual research environments.

By Klaus Rechert, posted in Klaus Rechert's Blog

12th Dec 2018  1:52 PM  4347 Reads  2 Comments

I’m happy to announce that we have received funding for the preservation  of Australian videogames of the 1990s. This is a joint research project with Flinders University (South Australia),  RMIT University (Victoria), Swinburne University (Victoria), Australian Centre for the Moving Image, AARNet P/L,  UNESCO PERSIST and OpenSLX GmbH. This project aims to document, preserve, and […]

By Denise de Vries, posted in Denise de Vries's Blog

3rd Dec 2018  4:07 AM  1535 Reads  No comments