Open sustainable digital preservation


Following the success of our JHOVE development hack week earlier this year, we are excited to announce the OPF’s first dedicated document hack week. We invite contributors of all levels of experience to help with translations, module information, feature extraction and configuration documentation, and more! We particularly welcome newcomers to the tools in the OPF […]

The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria’s leading non-university research facility, is offering a position as Data Analyst with expertise in NLP and Semantic Web technologies. You will join an internationally networked team, pursuing research on the border between ICT and humanities studies. Your work will be focused on […]

The AGM 2020 and 10th anniversary summit will take place on 8-10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. Please put the dates in your calendars! The standard AGM meetings will take place on 8 – 9 June. There will be a board meeting on the morning of 8 June, with the AGM starting […]


26 Sep

As part of the Scaling Emulation as a Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) program of work, we are developing the Universal Virtual Interactor (UVI). The UVI gives users the ability to click on a link to a digital object (for example in a library’s catalog or an archival finding aid) and have it “automagically” open in a […]

03 Oct
05 Oct

PRESERVE THE LEGACY. CELEBRATE THE FUTURE. The CCAAA will hold its 2019 Joint Technical Symposium on 3-5 October 2019 at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, The Netherlands. The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is an international scientific and technical event dealing with matters of particular importance to audiovisual archives and archivists. Organized every few years since 1983 by […]

07 Oct
11 Oct

Islandoracon takes place 7 – 11th October in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This will be the third time the Islandora community has come together for a full-week conference. Islandoracon is five full days of Islandora content: Monday, October 7th: Pre-Conference and Half-Day Workshops Tuesday, October 8th: Main Conference Sessions Wednesday, October 9th: Main Conference Sessions Thursday, […]


Back in March, we opened up the 2019 member survey. We were pleased to receive 21 responses from OPF member organisations including libraries, archives, universities, digital preservation vendors, and government institutions. The results revealed some interesting insights into the current state-of-play in digital preservation policy and practice among our members, and in this post, we […]

For our summer newsletter, we spoke to David Clipsham from The National Archives of the UK who was recently appointed to the OPF Board of Directors. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role I work as the Technical Architect for the Digital Archiving department at The National Archives. I work with our developers […]

The OPF team returned to The Hague last week for our Annual General Meeting. We began on Wednesday 22 May with a meeting of our Board of Directors, which covered OPF’s recent activities and outputs, plans for our new website and some interesting discussions about the FAIR community and the future of the Keepers Registry. […]