The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) addresses core digital preservation challenges by engaging with its members and the community to develop practical and sustainable tools and services to ensure long-term access to digital content.

Our digital legacy: shortlist announced for the Digital Preservation Awards 2014

Created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Awards are the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations that have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our digital memory is accessible tomorrow.
‘In its early years, the Digital Preservation Award was a niche category in the Conservation Awards’, explained Laura Mitchell, chair of the DPC.

User-Driven Digital Preservation

We recently posted an article on the UK Web Archive blog that may be of interest here, User-Driven Digital Preservation, where we summarise our work with the SCAPE Project on a little prototype application that explores how we might integrate user feedback and preservation actions into our usual discovery and access processes.

When (not) to migrate a PDF to PDF/A

It is well-known that PDF documents can contain features that are preservation risks (e.g. see here and here). Migration of existing PDFs to PDF/A is sometimes advocated as a strategy for mitigating these risks. However, the benefits of this approach are often questionable, and the migration process can also be quite risky in itself. As I often get questions on this subject, I thought it might be worthwhile to do a short write-up on this.

Meet SCAPE, APARSEN and many more….

SCAPE and APARSEN have joint forces and are hosting a free workshop, ‘Digital Preservation Sustainability on the EU Policy Level’ in connection with the upcoming DL2014 conference in London.

The first part of the workshop will be a panel session at which David Giaretta (APARSEN), Ross King (SCAPE), and Ed Fay (OPF) will be discussing digital preservation.