We are very pleased to announce that the National Library of Latvia (Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka, NLB) has joined the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) as our newest charter member.
The NLB preserves both physical and born digital printed material produced in Latvia, and has been digitizing their collections for the last 15 years. They have developed a digital object management system that currently holds about 50 digital collections of different sizes and types of material including images, maps, sound and video recordings.
‘We have joined the OPF to share and receive expertise on the most recent advances in digital preservation’ explains Artūrs Žogla, Head of Digital Library at NLB. ‘We look forward to collaborating with other OPF members that develop long-term digital preservation systems, as well as contributing to and adopting best practice for long-term digital preservation’
‘This is a great start to the year’ comments Ed Fay, Executive Director of OPF. ‘We are delighted to have another national institution join to contribute their experience to the community. We are looking forward to welcoming the NLB into the OPF membership and working together to carry out our forthcoming programme of activities that will deliver against our new strategic plan’.
The NLB joins OPF members from archives, libraries, research institutions, universities, and service providers collaborating on shared solutions for effective and efficient digital preservation.
To read more about the NLB visit: https://www.lnb.lv/.
For more information about the benefits of becoming an OPF member and how to join visit: https://openpreservation.org/about/join/.