Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg joins the Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL) as our most recent charter member.

As part of its legal missions as a national heritage library, the BnL collects, catalogues, enriches and preserves all publications issued in Luxembourg as well as all those issued abroad relating to the Grand Duchy. The BnL has been the country’s central cultural, scientific and research library since its founding.

The BnL has been digitising documents from the Luxemburgensia collection since 2002. Its mass digitisation program falls within the context of the European Union’s objectives to make Europe’s cultural and intellectual heritage accessible online. Through the development of their Digital Preservation project, the BnL seeks to ensure the management, availability and long-term preservation of digital publications, resulting from a digitisation process, collections of born digital material or coming through the digital legal deposit.

Roxana Maurer, Digital Preservation Coordinator at the BnL said:

The Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg is pleased to join other worldwide member institutions of the Open Preservation Foundation to address the challenges of digital preservation together. As a member of the OPF, the National Library will not just follow international standards and best practices, but also participate in their development through specialist projects, initiatives and task forces.”

Martin Wrigley, Executive Director of the OPF said:

We are very happy to welcome the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg to the OPF and bring the perspective from another new country to our membership. We look forward to working with them and facilitating our members to share experience and best practice.”

The BnL joins our members from archives, libraries, research institutions, universities, and service providers collaborating to advance digital preservation knowledge and technology.

For more information about the BnL visit: https://bnl.public.lu/ .

To find out more about the benefits of becoming an OPF member and how to join visit: https://openpreservation.org/about/join/.

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

17th Dec 2018  2:19 PM  570 Reads  No comments