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 Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager, Neil Grindley, has blogged about why JISC joined the OPF here: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/and-the-answer-is/.
JISC and the OPF are offering the opportunity for a group of UK universities to become affiliate members of the OPF. These institutions can collaborate with digital preservation experts and help to address the challenges of long term access to digital information.
The OPF and JISC are pleased to welcome the following universities as new affiliate members:
University of Southampton
University of Oxford
University of Portsmouth
University of Cambridge
King’s College London (Centre for e-Research)
University of Glasgow (Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute)
Digital Curation Centre