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

24 Oct

This one-day conference focuses on grey literature, repositories, data management, open access and legal issues. The conference will also be extended with a half-day workshop on data papers. The call for papers is open now. Interested speakers are invited to submit their proposals. All proposals will be validated by the Programme Committee. The submission deadline is May 14. More information, topics of interest […]

13 Nov
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15 Nov

Web archiving is now into its third decade of practice and there is much experience to reflect upon and many achievements to acknowledge. It is also a critical time to look to the future and to the technical, legal, ethical and organisational challenges that saving the web for citizens and for researchers continue to present. […]

12 Feb
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14 Feb

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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 […]