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The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has launched an online survey to assess the current state-of-the-art in digital preservation practices. The survey explores the adoption of digital preservation approaches and technology. Both the findings and data from the survey will be published openly; the findings will enable peer institutions to benchmark their practice with others, and the […]

Announced at the ‘SUCCEED in Digitisation, Spreading Excellence’ conference at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and IMPACT Centre of Competence in Digitisation (IMPACT) have signed an Agreement of Alliance to strengthen their collaboration and enhance their respective membership benefits. ‘This Agreement supports our strategic plan 2015-18’ comments Ed Fay, […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) today launches its new strategy for 2015-18. It comprises three core strands: Technology, Knowledge, Advocacy and Alliances. ‘This is a new chapter for the Foundation’, explains Dr. Ross King, Chair of the OPF. ‘The strategic plan has been adopted by the Board of Directors after consultation with the membership and […]

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 […]