We are pleased to announce that Joachim Jung has been named Executive Director for the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF). 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.
Joachim has a long term interest in open communities, and brings nearly 10 years experience of working in cultural heritage organisations. He was Project Manager for the EU FP7 SCAPE (Scalable Preservation Environments) project from 2011-2014, overseeing the development and delivery of scalable, open source services for digital preservation.
"On behalf of the Board, I am very pleased to welcome Joachim as the Executive Director of the OPF. We received a number of strong applications from around the world," said Dr. Ross King, Chair of the OPF. "Joachim has a keen insight into the challenges of digital preservation, complemented by excellent management skills. We look forward to working with him to continue to strengthen our value to our members and the community."
Joachim Jung, Executive Director of OPF, said "Having watched and helped the OPF take its first steps in the SCAPE project, I am delighted to be given the chance now to guide the foundation to build on its role as a steward of high quality open source solutions for the digital preservation community."
Joachim takes on the role of Executive Director from Ed Fay who returned to the London School of Economics in a new role as Head of Digital Scholarship and Innovation in October.
About the OPF
The OPF sustains technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage, in all its forms. We provide our members with reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation through technology stewardship, knowledge exchange, and advocacy and alliances.