CSC – IT Center for Science becomes the newest member of the Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland as its newest Charter member.

CSC is a Finnish non-profit state enterprise with an important role to steer and develop education, science and cultural policy elements for Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture. CSC offers technology and service development solutions for research, education, culture and public administration.

CSC produces sustainable national digital preservation services for both cultural heritage and research data. CSC’s preservation services are developed in close collaboration with the organisations using the services to preserve their digital assets. Additionally, CSC maintains national preservation specifications, develops software, and offers support for national organisations on various aspects of digital preservation.

Kimmo Koivunen, CSC’s Development Manager, said:

OPF is doing important work in maintaining and developing open source solutions for digital preservation. We see these shared solutions as a key element in our efforts to produce national digital preservation services for cultural heritage and research data. We are looking forward to collaborative efforts in the future that will develop new preservation methods, models or tools for the digital preservation community.”

Martin Wrigley, Executive Director of the OPF, said:

We are delighted to welcome CSC to the OPF and to expand our membership base to yet another country. CSC’s belief in the value of knowledge sharing and collaboration is very much allied with our own. As a strong technical organisation, we anticipate working closely with them as we continue to improve the OPF reference toolset.”

CSC joins a growing number of libraries, archives, universities, and vendor organisations that make up OPF membership. To find out more about the benefits of becoming a member, visit

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