Kommunalförbundet Sydarkivera joins the Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome Kommunalförbundet Sydarkivera as our newest member.

Kommunalförbundet Sydarkivera is a local federation of 33 municipalities in Sweden. Its mission is to perform archiving assignments, manage a joint archive system, and act as a common archive authority for its members. Sydarkivera has a dedicated team with a broad range of skills, from archiving databases and websites to information security. They have contributed to several national projects in Sweden, including the Swedish common specifications and the E-ARK3 project supporting the eArchiving Building Block, for which they manage a preservation platform.

Karin Bredenberg, Metadata Strategist at Sydarkivera said:

As the preservation agency for our members, we have a goal to be active in the community to ensure we serve as the best provider of digital preservation. We are keen to extend and deepen our collaboration with preservation initiatives in Europe and beyond. OPF membership will broaden our capability to learn from the best in the preservation community.”

Martin Wrigley, Executive Director of OPF said:

We are delighted to welcome Sydarkivera to OPF. They play an important part in the digital preservation community, particularly in their standardisation work. Karin Bredenberg has an active role in the PREMIS Editorial Committee, the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards, the DILCIS Board and in the METS Board, and we look forward to Sydarkivera’s participation in the knowledge exchange amongst our members.”

The OPF is a global not-for-profit membership organisation working to advance shared standards and solutions for the long-term preservation of digital content. To learn more about the benefits of OPF membership visit https://openpreservation.org/membership/.

To find out more about Kommunalförbundet Sydarkivera visit https://www.sydarkivera.se/.

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