The National Archives joins the Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome The National Archives of the UK as our newest charter member.

The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK Government. They are the guardians of more than 1,000 years of iconic national and international documents, including the Domesday Book, Shakespeare’s will, and the Windrush passenger lists. They are expert advisers in information and records management and are a cultural, academic and heritage institution. The National Archives fulfil a leadership role for the archive sector across England and Wales and work to secure the future of physical and digital records.

John Sheridan, Digital Director of The National Archives said:

The National Archives strategy, ‘Archives Inspire’ says that digital is our biggest challenge. We are committed to working with others around the world to develop the practises and tools we all need. OPF provides a unique home for us to collaboratively develop the software and know-how we all need for the preservation of digital records.”

Martin Wrigley, Executive Director of the OPF said:

We are thrilled The National Archives has joined the OPF. They developed and maintain PRONOM and DROID, which are widely used and extremely valuable to the digital preservation community. We are looking forward to working with them.”

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

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