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On 6-7 December 2012, the first SCAPE training event was held in the beautiful city of Guimaraes, Portugal. The event was supported by the European Capital of Culture 2012, who kindly provided the venue, the Archaeological Museum of the Martins Sarmento Society. The focus of the training event was identification and characterisation. The event began with […]

On 18 September, the European Commission will open ICT Call 11, inviting amongst others proposals in the field digital preservation. The Call closing date is 16 April 2013.   This time, the EC is calling for public procurement actions as defined in Objective 11.2 of the Work Programme 2013: “More efficient and affordable solutions for […]

The first OPF webinar ‘Understanding the Value of Preservation Data’ by Dr. David Tarrant, will take place on Wednesday 26 September at 15.00 BST / 16.00 CET. This webinar will demonstrate techniques for ensuring quality and maturity of preservation data. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: List and […]

The Digital Preservation Awards celebrate the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is available tomorrow. It was first awarded in 2004 as one of the Conservation Awards and it has been presented on four occasions (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010).  2012 is the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the […]

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 […]