Chippenham, Wiltshire, 9th June 2016 – Arkivum, the leading provider of managed data preservation and archiving solutions, is delighted to announce that it has become an affiliate member of The Open Preservation Foundation.  The Open Preservation Foundation is an international, not-for-profit membership organisation that sustains technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage.  It provides members with reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation.

Arkivum joins Foundation members from archives, libraries, research institutions, universities, and service providers collaborating on shared solutions for effective and efficient digital preservation.

Joachim Jung, Executive Director, Open Preservation Foundation comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Arkivum to our membership. It strengthens our connection with industry, and brings providers and users together under one roof. Arkivum’s solutions make extensive use of open standards, open specifications and open source, which aligns with the Foundation’s commitment to openness.”

Arkivum has a successful track record of delivering digital preservation solutions to some of the leading organisations in the UK, Europe and the USA. With both on-site and cloud-based managed digital preservation and data archiving solutions, Arkivum is able to meet a wide range of needs, drivers and requirements. Working with libraries, museums, archives and higher education institutions, Arkivum also provides consultancy, data management resources and expertise to get organisations of all sizes onto the digital preservation ladder.

Steve Mackey, VP Sales – Education and Heritage, Arkivum comments: “Working in the area of digital preservation, it was a natural step for Arkivum to join the OPF. As we continue to extend our reach in the digital heritage and higher education sectors, being able to work alongside, and within, OPF initiatives, will bring enormous benefits to our business, and crucially, confidence with our clients”.

To find out more about the benefits of becoming an OPF member and how to join visit: http://openpreservation.org/about/join/.