The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has announced the finalists for the 2018 Digital Preservation Awards. These awards are a celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining a digital legacy. DRI Director Natalie Harrower is part of the 17-strong judging panel made up of representatives from leading digital preservation initiatives.
DRI would like to congratulate all the finalists and wish all the best of luck at the awards ceremony in Amsterdam on World Digital Preservation Day, 29th November, 2018. There are a number of finalists across five categories, including The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation, The DPC Award for Teaching and Communications, The National Records of Scotland Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation, The Open Data Institute Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector, and The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy.
The finalists in all categories are listed below:
The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation
- ePADD, University of Stanford (open source software supporting the appraisal, processing, preservation, discovery, and delivery of email archives)
- veraPDF, veraPDF Consortium (open source conformance checker that validates all current parts and levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A)).
- Contributions towards Defining the Discipline, Dr. Sarah Higgins - Aberystwyth University (PhD defining and evaluating the original contributions to the disciplinary development of digital curation)
- Flashback: Preservation of legacy digital collections, British Library
The DPC Award for Teaching and Communications
- Evidence-based postgraduate education in digital information management, University College Dublin
- Leren Preserveren (Learning Digital Preservation), Digital Heritage Network and Het Nieuwe Instituut
- Ibadan/Liverpool Digital Curation Curriculum Review Project, Universities of Ibadan and Liverpool
- Archivists Guide to Kryoflux, Universities of Texas, Duke, Los Angeles, Yale and Emory
The National Records of Scotland Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation
- 'Navigating the PDF/A Standard: A Case Study of Theses' by Anna Oates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 'Preserving the past: the challenge of digital archiving within a Scottish Local Authority' by Lorraine Murray, University of Glasgow
- 'Essay on the record-making and record-keeping issues implicit in Wearables' by Philippa Turner, University of Liverpool
The ODI Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third Sector
- Music Treasures, Stichting Omroep Muziek (SOM)
- Archiving Crossrail - Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail and Transport for London
- Heritage preservation of contemporary dance and choreography through research and innovation in digital documentation and annotation of creative processes, ICKamsterdam and Motion Bank
The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy
- IFI Open Source tools: IFIscripts/ Loopline project, IFI Irish Film Archive
- Cloud-Enabled Preservation of Life in the 20th Century White House, White House Historical Association Digital Library
- Design, Deliver, Embed: Establishing Digital Transfer in Parliament, UK Parliamentary Archives
- Local Authority Digital Preservation Consortium: Dorset History Centre, West Sussex Records Office, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Voting is now open to DPC members, who are asked to select their first and second choices in each category, and are asked to provide feedback to the finalists.