Why Join?

Make your mark on the future of digital preservation

The diversity of the OPF membership presents opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration with an influential network of practitioners, and your membership does more than enable you to become part of this network: it’s a chance to make a difference by securing its future.

Join our global platform for collective action. As a member, you play a leading role in the development of the industry, promoting growth and innovation by ensuring that our work is aligned with the community’s priorities. OPF membership puts you in a position to influence the direction of the Foundation.

Find out more about our member benefits 

Shape the future of the Foundation

Access practical guidance and support

Influence product roadmaps and  innovative projects

Work and learn collaboratively

Join a global digital preservation community

Get, and give assistance through your digital preservation journey

Digital preservation is constantly evolving: different challenges are frequently emerging, and there’s always something new to learn. Our global membership brings people together to establish and enhance best practice. OPF membership is a valuable way to meaningfully enrich knowledge and contribute to the creation of new resources for everyone.

Ensure the best possible support for the software you depend on

The products in our reference toolset are available under open source licences, meaning that they are free to download, to use and to modify to meet your needs. Our products are relied upon by thousands of users worldwide, but resources are limited and every member helps us to expand and improve our reference toolset for all.

Membership fees go towards the costs of hosting, development effort, community building and the creation of documentation, user guides and training materials for our products. Become a member and steer tool adoption, influence the product roadmaps and ensure that the fixes and new feature requests that matter to you are prioritised.

Take part in member-only initiatives

Knowledge sharing is an essential part of digital preservation, and we strive to facilitate a range of services and activities which enable the dissemination of ideas, insights and best practice throughout the community. OPF members benefit from priority access to and exclusive use of selected resources and initiatives.

Want To Know More?

Explore our open source toolset

Read to find out why you should join our global community

See our pricing and potential discounts

See community and project-driven initiatives

Celebrate our ten year anniversary

How to Join

For all types of membership, please download and complete our membership application form below. 

All membership applications are reviewed by our board at their monthly meeting and are put to a vote for approval. 

Once your application has been reviewed and approved, we will contact you to confirm your membership and will provide access to our members area where you can find out how to make the most of your membership, along with your invoice.

Memberships run for 12 months from the date your application is approved. We will contact you a few weeks before your membership is due for renewal.

Application forms

Please return the completed form by email with the subject ‘membership application’.

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