Two new affiliate members join the Open Planets Foundation

We are pleased to welcome two new affiliate organisations to our membership: Portico, a digital preservation service, and the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a number one ranked school in the United States.

“We are delighted these organisations have decided to join us,” said Bram van der Werf, Executive Director of OPF. “Both organisations have a significant impact on the digital preservation practice on a global scale. The UNC brings expertise in research and education, and Portico for digital preservation services. As members of OPF, UNC and Portico will both play a major role in the further development of tools which are relevant for the OPF community.”
Both Portico and SILS are enthusiastic to be a part of OPF.
"Portico values OPF’s focus on practical solutions and its emphasis on a broad-based and active community of practise. We share OPF's belief that the digital preservation community as a whole benefits from the wide-spread sharing of experience, tools, and techniques” said Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director of Portico.
“I am very excited that SILS is joining the OPF and will be helping to extend the reach of the very successful OPF model and community into the US,” said Christopher (Cal) Lee, Associate Professor at SILS.
SILS is the first iSchool to join the OPF, and Portico the first digital preservation service organisation.
The OPF now has three member organisations from the US.
The current list of members may be viewed at:
For more information about UNC SILS, visit:
For more information about Portico, visit:



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