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Job title: ​Executive Director Hours:​ Full­ time (37.5 hours/week) Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months Reports to:​ Board of Directors Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond) Salary: from £45,000 per annum The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is seeking an Executive Director to provide strategic leadership and operational management of the organisation. […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is delighted to welcome Preservica as its newest charter member. Preservica has over a decade of expertise in digital preservation, investing in many research initiatives as well as being a well-respected member of several international collaborations with academia, archives, libraries and corporations. Today, Preservica’s on-premise and cloud hosted digital preservation […]

The first public prototype of veraPDF’s validation software has been released. The software can be downloaded at: veraPDF is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible for preserving digital content for the […]

We are delighted to welcome Artefactual Systems Inc. as the newest affiliate member of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF); the first since we launched our new membership model in June 2015. Artefactual Systems is the lead developer of three open-source software tools, Archivematica ( for digital preservation, AtoM ( for archival description and online access, […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF)  has introduced a new membership model to make participation more accessible to all organisations with a commitment to ensuring long term access to digital content. Alongside the new membership model, we have also established a software supporter model to ensure the sustainability and future development of open source software tools in […]

The veraPDF Consortium is developing a new toolset for addressing preservation issues with PDF/A files and is consulting members to ensure the tools meet their needs. As part of the EC and PREFORMA Project funded veraPDF consortium, tools will be developed to validate PDF/A files and enable the checking of any PDF/A against an institutional […]

The archive of OPF webinar recordings is now available to members. (login required). They cover a range of different digital preservation topics. We have organised them in four categories: Preservation in Practice From the Toolbox Community Projects Open Source with OPF Members can select webinar topics and receive priority booking. We will continue to add new webinar […]

OPF member, the British Library are recruiting for a Technical Analyst in their digital preservation team: This is a great new role within the digital preservation team to help contribute to the preservation of our digital library content. As a technical analyst, you will help investigate digital preservation challenges faced by the library, using your […]

veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova and MediaArea start development on open source file compliance checkers for documents, still images and moving image materials. The prototyping phase of the public pre-commercial procurement project PREFORMA started on April 14th 2015, with the announcement of the three winners. The aim of PREFORMA is to develop an open-source toolset for […]

In February the JHOVE format validation tool was transferred to OPF stewardship. We have now completed our initial review of JHOVE, and have identified all of the resources that we will maintain or preserve. The report is available on our new JHOVE product page, along with an overview of current activity and links to the source […]