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OPF Profile

OPF Profile

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The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) has been established to provide practical solutions and expertise in digital preservation, building on the €15 million investment made by the European Union and Planets consortium.

This profile provides an overview of the vision, mission, values and objectives of the OPF and outlines of benefits of becoming a member organisation.
The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) has been established to provide practical solutions and expertise in digital preservation, building on the €15 million investment made by the European Union and Planets consortium.

This profile provides an overview of the vision, mission, values and objectives of the OPF and outlines of benefits of becoming a member organisation.

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Published by: Open Planets Foundation on Oct 04, 2010
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OpenPlanetsFoundation
Background
The Open Planets Foundaon (OPF) was founded in March 2010to provide praccal tools, soluons and experse in digitalpreservaon, assuring long-term access to digital content. Itbuilds upon the €15 million investment made by the EuropeanUnion and the Planets consorum which brought togethersixteen major research and naonal libraries, naonal archives,leading technology companies, and research universies.
Vision
The OPF believes that developing and sustaining digitalpreservaon pracce requires an open community that acvelyshares best pracce and is able to apply group learning.OPF founders foresee that making tools available under an opensource licence where and when possible will smulate theadopon of the digital preservaon pracce.OPF foresees that hundreds of organisaons will make use of praccal digital preservaon soluons.
The OPF's mission is to ensure that itsmembers around the world are able to meettheir digital preservaon challenges with abest pracce strategy and a soluon that iswidely adopted and acvely being praccedby cultural heritage organisaons andbeyond.
Values
Openness - an open community supporng opentechnologies.Realism - promong and supporng processes andtechnologies that can really be taken into pracce.Pragmasm - first things first, with a high level oappreciaon for members’ priories with regards todigital preservaon pracces and tools.Community-driven - sharing experience and advice tobuild a strong digital preservaon community.Engagement - in-depth understanding of digitalpreservaon challenges.Trust - leading advisor on digital preservaon pracces.Partnership - for the development of sustainableproducts and services.Adaptable - stays abreast of changing requirementswith the ability to manage change through connuousadopon of innovaon and integraon of research anddevelopment.
 
Objecves
To facilitate the availability of stable hosted accessto Open Planets digital preservaon services.To provide a significant number of naonalheritage organisaons around the world with adigital preservaon soluon by 2015.To gather and manage the digital preservaonrequirements of the OPF members and beyond.To encourage take-up of digital preservaontechnologies.To coordinate further development of OPF tools,services and technology.To support and engage with an open sourcecommunity that develops and maintains digitalpreservaon technologies.To provide training and advice to nourish and growthe OPF community.To foster cooperaon and iniate/influence newdevelopments.To play a key role in establishing a curriculum forteaching digital preservaon pracces and toadvance R&D in digital preservaon.
Strategy
The OPF will play a central role in gathering and managing therequirements of its members and the wider digital preservaoncommunity. It will define products and soluons that can bedeployed by third pares into scalable and sustainable services.It will engage the research community to carry out research anddevelopment and to design new experiments. OPF will also beinvolved in externally funded research and developmentprojects where its main focus will be to ensure that newtechnologies meet stakeholders’ requirements and can be takeninto pracce. OPF will play an acve role in further developingand evolving open source components from research anddevelopment projects into a comprehensive FOSS middlewarestack.A key role for OPF will be to facilitate and acvely fostercommunies and partnerships that are imperave to achievingthe OPF mission and are aligned with its vision.The OPF website provides a plaorm for digital preservaonpraconers and developers to share their views and engagewith OPF members and the wider community. To create a useraccount, visit:hp://www.openplanetsfoundaon.org/user/register
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