Harvard Library joins the Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is very pleased to welcome Harvard Library as its newest member.

Harvard Library is the largest academic library in the world, tasked with stewarding the world’s knowledge for Harvard and sharing Harvard’s knowledge with the world. The Harvard Library advances scholarship through fundamental commitments to the creation, application, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge, and provides its stakeholders with curated discovery, physical and digital collections of extraordinary breadth and depth, reimagined physical space, and specialised research support.

“The OPF plays a vibrant international role in raising awareness of and encouraging effective responses to critical issues of digital preservation theory and practice.” said Stephen Abrams, Head of Digital Preservation at Harvard Library. Harvard Library is delighted to join OPF and looks forward to supporting and participating fully in OPF’s significant advocacy, education, and community development efforts and promoting and enhancing its open source technology portfolio.”

Martin Wrigley, Executive Director of the OPF, said:

“It is fantastic to welcome Harvard Library to our growing membership. They have a unique digital collection and bring a wealth of experience to the community and we look forward to facilitating discussions and initiatives amongst members. We are excited to be supporting Harvard Library in their plans to open source their Electronic Archiving System and bringing it into the OPF reference toolset.”

Harvard Library joins a vibrant community of members from across the globe, all of whom share a commitment to OPF’s vision of open sustainable digital preservation. To find out more about the benefits of becoming a member, visit https://openpreservation.org/about/join/.

About Harvard Library

Engaging users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, and specialized research support, Harvard Library delivers exceptional experiences to its user communities. Serving as an information hub, the Library connects users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. Today, Harvard Library’s holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding digital resources. It is the work of the Harvard Library to provide the University’s faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with comprehensive access to these materials. For more information about Harvard Library’s digital preservation work visit: https://preservation.library.harvard.edu/digital-preservation.

About the Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is a global not-for-profit membership organisation that leads a collaborative effort to create, maintain and develop the reference set of sustainable, open source digital preservation tools. Founded in 2010 to steward the results of EU-funded R&D, the Foundation enables the development of best practice through interest groups, community events, webinars, and training. The OPF’s vision is open, sustainable digital preservation. To learn more about The Open Preservation Foundation see, https://openpreservation.org/.



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