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VeraPDFa Consortium partners the Open Preservation Foundation, the PDF Association, Dual Lab, the Digital Preservation Coalition and KEEP SOLUTIONS, have been awarded the PREFORMA first phase design contract under the PDF/A strand.   PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission, under its FP7-ICT Programme. PREFORMA’s objective […]

We are pleased to announce that we are changing our company name to the Open Preservation Foundation. The name change reflects the foundation's core purpose and vision in the field of digital preservation while retaining its widely-known acronym, OPF.    During 2014 there have been several new additions to the foundation. Ed Fay was appointed […]

Created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Awards are the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations that have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. ‘In its early years, the Digital Preservation Award was a niche category in the Conservation […]

The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are delighted to announce a new memorandum of understanding that strengthens their ongoing collaboration to tackle digital preservation challenges.    Signed by OPF Executive Director, Ed Fay, and DPC Executive Director, William Kilbride, at the DPC offices in Glasgow, the MoU commits both two […]

OCLC have published a report presenting the preliminary findings of its Phase 1 investigation of preservation monitoring as part of the Preservation Health Check (PHC) Project. In collaboration with the Open Planets Foundation and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the project aims to evaluate the usefulness of the preservation metadata created and maintained by operational […]

We are delighted to welcome the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) as our latest affiliate member. ‘PSNC brings new expertise and tools to the OPF membership’, explained Ed Fay, Executive Director of OPF. ‘They have developed dArceo, a long-term preservation system ( which is already used by a number of institutions in Poland to […]

We are pleased to announce we are partnering with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) to sponsor the Award for Research and Innovation in the Digital Preservation Awards 2014. This award is one of five categories available this year. The Award for Research and Innovation recognises significant technical or intellectual accomplishments which practically lowers the barriers […]

We are pleased to welcome the National Archives of Estonia as our newest member.   Lauri Leht, Director of Digital Archives, explained:   “The National Archives of Estonia has joined Open Planets to collaborate in the field of digital preservation with other innovative members of the archiving community. Our digital preservation specialists are looking forward […]

The Board of the OPF has appointed Ed Fay as the new Executive Director. Ed will join the OPF in  February 2014 and will lead the organisation in its efforts to address its members' digital preservation  challenges with a practical, and community-led approach.    Ross King, Chair of the Board, said: "The Board was extremely gratified […]

Many of the tools and practises developed for the digital forensics field can be integrated into digital preservation techniques. This is particularly true regarding: processes for securing, analysing, and appraising material prior to ingest into a repository or digital archive. donated personal digital archives, where physical hardware and media are acquired, rather than digital content. […]