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July 5, 2018

(Open Preservation Foundation) 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.

April 11, 2018

(Open Preservation Foundation) The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to welcome the International Atomic Energy Agency Archives and Records Management Section as our latest affiliate member. The International Atomic Energy Agency Archives and Records Management Section manages the Agency’s institutional memory and preserves the official records documenting its programme activities and its historical material in a variety of media. It maintains the availability and authenticity of IAEA records, providing for continuity and enabling accountability while ensuring confidentiality.

February 20, 2018

(Open Preservation Foundation) The Open Preservation Foundation welcomed The National Archives of the UK as its newest charter member.

April 20, 2017

(Open Preservation Foundation) Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association announced that the new release of veraPDF is available. veraPDF 1.4 has a new GUI wizard for creating custom policy files. Significant performance optimisations have been made to the greenfield PDF parser.

June 16, 2016

(Open Preservation Foundation) The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that the National Library of Norway has become its latest charter member. The National Library of Norway collects all media types published in Norway, including radio and television broadcasts, films, music, and the Norwegian part of the Internet. Within the coming 20–30 years, they plan to digitize their complete collection. 90% of all books ever published in Norway, 30% of all newspapers and nearly 100% of all recorded radio programs from the largest and oldest radio broadcast station in Norway are already digitised.

November 30, 2015

(Open Preservation Foundation) The National Library of Portugal (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal) joins the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) as its latest affiliate member.

November 6, 2015

(Open Preservation Foundation) Joachim Jung has been named Executive Director for the Open Preservation Foundation. Joachim will take up the post on December 1, 2015 and will lead OPF in its mission to sustain technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage.

September 2, 2015

(Open Preservation Foundation) The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome The University of Alabama Libraries as our latest charter member.

August 19, 2015

(Open Preservation Foundation) Preservica has over a decade of expertise in digital preservation, investing in many research initiatives as well as being a well-respected member of several international collaborations with academia, archives, libraries and corporations. Today, Preservica’s on-premise and cloud hosted digital preservation and access solutions are used by leading institutions and organisations around the world.

July 6, 2015

(Open Preservation Foundation) Artefactual Systems is the lead developer of three open-source software tools, Archivematica for digital preservation, AtoM for archival description and online access, and Binder for digital repository management.

June 9, 2015

(Open Preservation Foundation) The Open Preservation Foundation has introduced a new membership model to make participation more accessible to all organisations with a commitment to ensuring long term access to digital content. Alongside the new membership model, OPF has also established a software supporter model to ensure the sustainability and future development of open source software tools in its stewardship.

February 3, 2015

(Open Preservation Foundation) The Open Preservation Foundation has started the process of taking over stewardship of JHOVE, the widely-used open source digital preservation tool. JHOVE, JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment, provides functions to perform format-specific identification, validation, and characterisation of digital objects. It was originally developed by Harvard Library and JSTOR in 2003.

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