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Finalists for 2014 Digital Preservation Awards Announced

Finalists for 2014 Digital Preservation Awards Announced

Friday, 12 Sep 2014
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The Digital Preservation Coalition ( have announced the thirteen finalists for the Digital Preservation Awards 2014. These awards, established in 2004, celebrate significant and innovative contributions by individuals and organisations in the field of digital preservation. There are four categories of award:

  • The Open Planets Foundation ( Award for Research and Innovation which recognises excellence in practical research and innovation activities.
  • The Nationale Coalitie Digitale Duurzaamheid ( Award for Teaching and Communications, recognising excellence in outreach, training and advocacy.
  • The DPC Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation, encouraging and recognising student work in digital preservation.
  • The DPC Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy, which celebrates the practical application of preservation tools to protect at-risk digital objects.

NRS’s Deputy Keeper of the Records of Scotland Laura Mitchell, who is Chair of the DPC, said: ‘In its early years, the Digital Preservation Award was a niche category in the Conservation Awards. But year on year the judges have been impressed by the increasing quality, range and number of nominations. I’m delighted to report that, once again, we have had a record number of applications which demonstrate an incredible depth of insight and subtlety in approach to the thorny question of how to make our digital memory accessible tomorrow. ’

The DPC will shortly issue instructions to its members on how to vote.

For more information please see the DPC’s news release.