The Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association have today signed an agreement to formally recognize their on-going collaborative partnership.
Signed by Olaf Drümmer, Chairman of the PDF Association and Ed Fay, Executive Director of the Open Preservation Foundation, the agreement aims to enhance the effectiveness of their respective activities by sharing access to one anothers interest groups, working groups and planning documentation.
We have worked closely with the PDF Association over the past year, explains Ed Fay. Olaf Drümmer was the keynote speaker at our event last year Preserving PDF: identify, validate, repair, and were collaborating with them again on a project right now, he said.
The PDF Association and Open Preservation Foundation have complementary areas of expertise in a variety of areas, and have already developed a successful working relationship commented Duff Johnson, PDF Association Executive Director. The Agreement reflects our commitment to continue our collaboration, said Johnson.
The Open Preservation Foundation 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.
Founded in 2010 as the Open Planets Foundation to sustain the results of EU-funded R&D we currently steward the leading portfolio of open-source digital preservation software and enable the development of best practice through interest groups, community events, and training. Our vision is shared solutions for effective and efficient digital preservation.
More information about the Open Preservation Foundation is available at http://openpreservation.org/
Duff serves the PDF industry as ISO Project co-Leader and US TAG chair for both ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) and ISO 14289 (PDF/UA). As Executive Director of the PDF Association, Duff coordinates several working groups, speaks at a wide variety of industry events and promotes the advancement and adoption of PDF technology worldwide. An independent consultant, Duff Johnson is a veteran …