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The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL) as our most recent charter member. As part of its legal missions as a national heritage library, the BnL collects, catalogues, enriches and preserves all publications issued in Luxembourg as well as all those issued abroad relating to the Grand […]

We kindly invite you to review the following eArchiving specifications. Originally created by the E-ARK project and enhanced and stabilised by the E-ARK4ALL project, these specifications are a core component of the CEF eArchiving Building Block. The specifications are being released for review in two groups. The Common Specification for Information Packages and the Common Specification […]

The full Call for Contributions for the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation,  iPRES 2019, is now open. The theme for iPRES 2019 –  Eye on the Horizon – aims to broaden the voices and approaches participating in the conference. In keeping with the theme, we will embrace creative proposals that demonstrate how research and theory […]

In an exciting finale to the Digital Preservation Awards 2018, Barbara Sierman, Chair of the Open Preservation Foundation, has been awarded the DPC Fellowship. Returning for 2018, the DPC Fellowship Award was presented to Barbara Sierman who is known to many in the digital preservation community for her work with the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to learn that veraPDF, one of our core open source digital preservation tools, has won a place in the finals for the Software Sustainability Institute’s Award for Research and Innovation. The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is a world-wide celebration of significant and state-of-the-art contributions to securing our digital legacy. This […]

Job title:​ DevOps Engineer Hours:​ Flexible (30+hours/week) Contract type:​ Fixed term for 6 months, with potential to extend Salary: Up to £30,000 pro rata depending on skills and experience Reports to:​ Technical Lead Location:​ Boston Spa, Yorkshire The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is looking for an experienced, motivated and technically versatile DevOps Engineer to join […]

Job title:​ Project Officer Hours:​ Flexible (30+hours/week) Contract type:​ Fixed term for 6 months, with potential to extend Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 pro rata depending on skills and experience Reports to:​ Community Manager Location:​ Boston Spa, Yorkshire The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is looking for an experienced, motivated and highly organised Project Officer to join […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has today published its new strategy, setting out the long-term direction for the organisation. The strategy establishes the OPF’s position in the digital preservation landscape and guides the tasks, tools, and projects that the Foundation will address. New core values define the Foundation’s fundamental beliefs and how the organisation conducts […]

The Preservation Action Registry (PAR) project will deliver an initial proof-of-concept platform for the exchange of recommended preservation actions, as part of the Jisc Research Data Shared Service (RDSS) pilot program. In a new initiative supported by Jisc, Preservica, Arkivum, the Open Preservation Foundation and Artefactual will work together to deliver a proof-of-concept Preservation Action […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. veraPDF is an open source PDF/A validator, and a component of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) reference toolset. veraPDF 1.12 features multi-threaded support and parallelization in the command line interface, significantly improving performance. A number of other fixes and improvements have been made to the […]