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The next OPF Hackathon – A Practical Approach to Preservation Systems – will focus on preservation workflows and systems. It will consider a large number of widely available tools that are being used both by the community and in industry. With a focus on end-to-end digital preservation, this workshop will look at the various tools that […]

The OPF is a consortium member of the SCAPE (Scalable Preservation Environments) project, co-funded by the EU.   The project will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows and by integrating […]

The OPF is hosting two hackathons events in Cologne (31 August – 2 September) and York (27 – 29 September) and invites digital preservation practitioners and developers to register now.   Cologne Hackathon University at Cologne 31 August – 2 September We have put an agenda on the OPF wiki and invite you to contribute […]

In November 2010 JISC joined the OPF as a charter member. Its role has been to foster interest from the higher education sector in developing digital preservation tools and technologies. The OPF and JISC will work together to contribute to establishing a curriculum for teaching digital preservation practices and to advance research and development. JISC’s […]

There have been some excellent discussions on the OPF blogs about a range of issues, and we would like to thank those of you who have contributed to that. This has illustrated the incredible amount of knowledge in the community about the digital preservation challenges we face, and also about potential solutions. Collaboration & Consolidation We […]

The Danish National Archives, the State and University Library, the Royal Library and the Danish Film Institute are pleased to announce the release of a new website,, which shares knowledge about digital preservation. The site is aimed at archives, libraries and museums responsible for the preservation of digital collections, but we hope that people […]

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The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) are joining forces to encourage the UK’s leading Higher Education (HE) institutions to take up a central role in European wide efforts to preserve our digital heritage. Announced at last week’s iPres conference in Vienna, JISC are to become a charter member of […]

The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) will host a round-table discussion at iPres 2010. It will take place on Wednesday 22 September at 17:30 – 19.00 at the Austrian National Library. Digital preservation practitioners are invited to join us to: Learn how Planets tools and services are being implemented in national libraries and archives. Find out […]

Planets is delighted to announce that Bram van der Werf has been appointed as Executive Director of the Open Planets Foundation. Bram will take up his appointment on 1st June 2010.  As Executive Director of the newly established Open Planets Foundation, Bram will work closely with the Board of Directors and members to define and deliver the organisation’s strategic plan. […]