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The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm their commitment to work cooperatively. This agreement builds upon the existing MOU between the OPF and the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD). The NCDD merged into the Dutch Digital Heritage Network in 2018, […]

OPF member The National Archives currently has a vacancy for a Web Archive Technical Specialist. Closing Date: 17 March 2019 Location: The National Archives, Kew Reference number: 1607334 About the job Job description What will the future know of today? Archives, as the homes for our collective memories, are in the future business. Your work will ensure that today’s […]

OPF member, The National Archives, currently has a vacancy for a Digital Archivist. Closing Date: 18 January 2019 Location: The National Archives, Kew Reference number: 1615541 Job description Digital Archivist UK Civil Service, Higher Executive Officer, Permanent, Full time (flexible working based on 36 hours/week) or part-time/job share £30,000 Are you seeking to develop your career in a world […]

As 2018 draws to a close, we are pleased to publish our End of Year Highlights and share them with the community. This report showcases our work over the past year, including an overview of our knowledge sharing and best practice activities, updates about the maintenance and development of our open source digital preservation tools, and a […]

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 […]