Open sustainable digital preservation


In light of the ongoing global pandemic, we have made the decision to move OPFCON online. In collaboration with our working group, we are reshaping the conference to make it a virtual event. We will be updating the event page with more details over the next few weeks, and we look forward to coming together […]

Catch up on all of our recent news, events and activities in our Spring 2020 newsletter. Read about our new members, some exciting upcoming developments, and important updates in light of the new challenges that we are all facing together. Read the newsletter here and subscribe to our mailing list to receive future editions straight […]

To the PASIG Community: It will come as no surprise that PASIG 2020, currently scheduled for May 18-20 in Madrid, cannot take place as originally scheduled. The PASIG Steering Committee, along with the local organizers at Biblioteca digital memoriademadrid, have discussed all current options for the event. We have decided for now to *postpone* the […]


17 Apr

Overview Interested in learning about developments with encoded archival standards? Curious to know what changes are planned for 2020? SAA’s Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) is hosting a brief webinar on Friday, April 17 to provide an update on work related to maintaining and updating Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Encoded Archival Context […]

19 May
22 May

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA)¬†addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. LIDA is an international biennial conference that brings together researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being […]

09 Jun

Save the date! The tenth Annual General Meeting of Open Preservation Foundation will take place on Tuesday 9 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. This year, the members meeting will be followed by OPFCon, an open celebration to mark 10 years of the OPF.


Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert on TIFF (or anything else). This blog (series) is me sharing my recent look into TIFF errors. Please feel free to comment, point out errors, suggest better fixes, etc. At the end of the day, we’re all in this together and here to learn from each other! […]

The OPF Archives Interest Group (AIG) returned to Copenhagen earlier this month for a face-to-face meeting. Luckily, storm Ciara did not affect the travel from Estonia, the Netherlands, and the UK and we all made it safely to our hosts at the Danish National Archives (where we were  greeted with some tasty pastries and coffee).  […]

So, it’s nearly PRONOM Research Week 2019 and you want to get involved by creating a new file format signature (sign up here). In this post, I’ll outline how the two siegfried tools – sf and roy – can help in your signature development workflow. If you haven’t used siegfried before, please follow the Getting […]