The Open Preservation Foundation

sustains technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage. We provide our members with reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation.

News

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 […]

Events

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13 Sep

Open Access, Open Science, Open Education, Open Data, Open Culture… we are in the “Open Era” and to really OPEN knowledge is the big challenge for Digital Libraries and other information infrastructures of the XXI century. The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) is a well-established scientific and technical forum on the broad […]

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The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) (https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/) is very excited to announce that the 2018 BitCurator Users Forum will be held September 13-14, 2018, on the campus of BCC member University of California, Los Angeles Library. We are delighted to be hosting the BitCurator Users Forum on the west coast and look forward to organizing a stimulating […]

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Save the date! iPRES is a series of conferences on digital preservation. Since 2004, iPRES conferences have been held on four continents. iPRES is the only international forum devoted to digital preservation. It brings together 300-400 scientists, students, researchers, librarians, archivists and other experts to share recent developments, innovative projects and to collaboratively solve problems. […]

Blog

The following is a guest post by the iPRES2018 Social Media Team. The interview was led by Michelle Lindlar with the Ad Hoc Programming Coordinators, Nancy McGovern and Maureen Pennock iPRES – the International Conference on Digital Preservation – is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. The 15th anniversary of the conference series […]

General thoughts on file format identification File format identification is a big and complex topic. And somehow emotional. Whenever and wherever I speak about File Format Identification, there is always some well-meaning person that says: “That’s not format identification. It will only be if you add validation.” Or, alternatively: “There is no such thing as […]

In a previous blog post I showed how we resurrected NL-menu, the first Dutch web index. It explains how we recovered the site’s data from an old CD-ROM, and how we subsequently created a local copy of the site by serving the CD-ROM’s contents on the Apache web server. This follow-up post covers the final […]