Job: Executive Director

5.16.17 –  Executive Director (remote/part-time)
Open Preservation Foundation, UK

Hours:​ Part­ time (24 hours/week)
Contract type:​ Fixed term for 12 months, renewable upon mutual agreement
Salary: £45,000+ a year pro rata , depending on skills and experience
Reports to:​ Board of Directors
Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond)
The Open Preservation Foundation is looking for an experienced, motivated and visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director.
The Foundation is an international not for profit membership organisation providing open source digital preservation technology and knowledge to memory institutions around the world.
The Executive Director is expected:
  • To lead, manage, and develop the Foundation and build an international community of  practitioners working in the field of digital preservation.
  • To grow the membership of the Foundation and ensure that member organisations benefit from their association with the organisation.
  • To create strategies and seek funding to sustain and develop the Foundation’s open source digital preservation solutions and services.
  • To provide leadership and management of OPF staff (currently 2.0FTE) and budgets  (c. £350k/annum) and to run the organisation responsibly and with accountability.
Full job description
To apply
Please email your letter of application and CV to Becky McGuinness (
Closing date
12:00 noon BST on Wednesday 7 June 2017.
We will invite successful candidates to first interviews by video conference. The Board may decide to hold a subsequent face-to-face interview with top candidates (location to be confirmed).
If you have any enquiries about the post, please contact me.
Becky McGuinness | Community Manager

@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1
Open Preservation Foundation

Job: Executive Director

9/1/15 –  Executive Director (Archivist)
Open Preservation Foundation, UK (with travel throughout the EU)


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.

Click here for Job Description PDF


News: ASCLA Scotland Tour

4/20/15 –  Tour Scotland October 28 – November 5, 2015

ASCLA’s next adventure abroad–a trip to Scotland this October! Seven Nights in Scotland on an author themed tour! From the magical city of Edinburgh, to the capital of the Highlands, the west coast, islands and back to Glasgow, this is Scotland at its most intriguing and fascinating. History, world famous writers, music, and epic scenery will be taken in each day to delight and wonder you to this ancient and wildly beautiful country.


  • 2 Nights in Edinburgh at the Holyrood Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Inverness at the Glen Mhor Hotel
  • 1 Night in Oban at the Royal Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Glasgow at the Indigo Hotel
  • Evening Meal at Hotel on Four Nights
  • Traditional Scottish Pub Lunch on Two days
  • Final Night Scottish Ceili & Dinner in Glasgow
  • Edinburgh Old Town Historic Walk
  • Entrance to Roselyn Chapel
  • Tour of Abbottsford, Sir Walter Scotts Home
  • Loch Ness Cruise & Castle Tour
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct & Glencoe Valley Tour
  • Oban Distillery Tour and Whisky Tasting

Participants are responsible for their own airfare.

Check out the itinerary below, then reserve your spot by contacting Debra Burman Gisby, with Frosch at 847.579.9898 or

Trip Information:
October 28 – November 5, 2015
7 Nights for $2495 Double Occupancy plus airfare (Single supplement for people traveling solo is an additional $395).
We can attempt pair you with another solo traveler if you are interested.
Deposits of $500 for the trip are due June 1, 2015. Remaining balance due September 1, 2015.

A portion of the trip’s proceeds benefit ASCLA, a division of ALA. All those interested in coming along on this exciting trip are welcome to attend regardless of membership status. Click here for an informational brochure.

Questions about the trip or to reserve your spot:
Contact Debra Burman Gisby, with Frosch at 847.579.9898 or email her at:
Deposit of $500 due by June 1, 2015. Remaining balance payment due by Septmber 1, 2015.

ASCLA, a small and mighty division of ALA, represents a diverse group of librarians that includes consultants and independent librarians; state libraries and the librarians, consultants and staff who work there; library networks, cooperatives, consortia and other libraries and librarians involved in collaboration; and librarians serving special populations such as incarcerated youth and adults and people with all types of disabilities. Check out our interest groupsbecome a member, and make sure to explore our Annual Conference programming and events!