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Digital Preservation Awards 2012

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The Winners have been announced!

Read the annuncement
A selection of photos from the awards ceremony are below





The Voters Pack for the Digital Preservation Awards has been published

DPC members are invited to select favourite entries for the Digital Preservation Awards and to comment on them


 

The Shortlist fot the Digital Preservation Awards 2012 has been published.Ant Miller, chair of the judges, announces the finalists at the House of Lords

Four finalists have been selected for each of the three awards. .


For an outstanding contribution to teaching and communication in digital preservation in the last 2 years:

    • The Digital Preservation Training Programme, University of London Computing Centre
    • The Signal, Library of Congress
    • Keeping Research Data Safe Project, Charles Beagrie Ltd and partners
    • Digital Archaeology Exhibition, Story Worldwide Ltd

... see the Full Description of the Shortlisted Candidates

 


For an outstanding contribution to research and innovation in digital preservation in the last 2 years:

    • Data Management Planning Toolkit, The Digital Curation Centre and partners
    • PLANETS Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services, The Open Planets Foundation and partners
    • TOTEM Trustworthy Online Technical Environment Metadata Registry, University of Portsmouth and partners
    • The KEEP Emulation Framework, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) and partners

... see the Full Description of the Shortlisted Candidates

 


For the most outstanding contribution to digital preservation in the last decade:

    • The International Internet Preservation Consortium
    • The National Archives for the PRONOM and DROID services
    • The Archaeology Data Service at the University of York
    • The PREMIS Preservation Metadata Working Group for the PREMIS Standard

... see the Full Description of the Shortisted Candidates


The Digital Preservation Awards celebrate the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is available tomorrow. It was first awarded in 2004 as one of the Conservation Awards and it has been presented on four occasions (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010), sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition with the Institute for Conservation. Although based on the Conservation Awards the Digital Preservation Award has always been distinctive in how it implements the criteria and eligibility.

2012 is the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the DPC. To mark this occasion, and in recognition of the increasing diversity of digital preservation research and activity, DPC will offer four separate prizes in 2012

  • DPC Decennial Award for an outstanding contribution to digital preservationCAMiLEON Project - Special Commendation in 2004
  • DPC Award for Research and Development in Digital Preservation
  • DPC Award for Teaching and Communicating Digital Preservation
  • DPC / OPF Digital Preservation Challenge

Each Award consists of 2 elements: a cash prize and a presentation certificate which is retained by the winner with copies to be distributed to team members.

The Awards

PREMIS Workking Group - Winners in 2005The Decennial Award is a special award offered to mark the tenth anniversary of the DPC. It will be presented to the project, initiative or person that in the period 2002-2012, the judges assess to have made the most outstanding contribution to ensuring our digital memory is available tomorrow.

The DPC Award for Research and Development celebrates significant technical or intellectual accomplishments which lower the barriers to effective digital preservation. It is presented to the project, initiative or person that, in the eyes of the judges, has produced a tool, framework or idea that has (or will have) the greatest impact in ensuring our digital memory is available tomorrow.

The DPC Award for Teaching and Communication celebrates significant efforts to empower workforces or engage policy makers with the skills and information they need to make digital preservation a practical reality. It is presented to the project, initiative or person that, in the eyes of the judges, has produced training resources, curriculum, or campaign that has (or will have) the greatest impact in ensuring our digital memory is available tomorrow, or undertaken empirical research that will evidently support the development of those skills.

The National Archives, Winners in 2007The winner of the Digital Preservation Challenge is the individual or agency that, in the view of the judges, has done most towards to complete a challenge which they have set. It will be awarded by the Open Planet Foundation. It is distinctive among the awards because the criteria for entry are strictly directed, and submissions are directly comparable. Details of the challenge will be announced by the OPF in due course and with a timetable that will be confirmed.

With the exception of the Digital Preservation Challenge, all applications should be submitted by 1200 on Friday 17th August 2012 (see “How to apply” below for details). These will be sifted and considered for short-listing by the Digital Preservation Screening Panel in August 2012. Only short-listed candidates will be asked for full details of their projects.

The Judges

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Winners in 2010Kevin Ashley (DCC)
  • Adrian Brown (Parliamentary Archives)
  • Rachel Bruce (JISC)
  • William Kilbride (DPC)
  • Louise Lawson (Tate)
  • Ant Miller (BBC)
  • Caroline Peach (BLPAC)
  • Dave Thompson (Wellcome)
  • Bram van der Werf (Open Planets Foundation)
  • Paul Wheatley (Leeds University)
  • Matthew Woollard (UK Data Archive)

How to Apply

Nominations closed on 1200 Friday 17th August 2012.

Comments  

 
#1 2012-07-17 13:35
We can now confirm some additional dates for anyone intending to apply:

*Wednesday 1st August - Final Call for nominations
*Friday 17th August - Nominations Close
*Monday 8th October - Shortlist Announced, Palace of Westminster, London
*Tuesday 13th November - Shortlisted Candidates present to Judging Panel, London
*Monday 3rd December - Winner announced, Wellcome Trust, London
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#2 2012-07-17 13:44
A question and answer exchange about eligibility for the awards may be of interest to others.

We were asked, 'We applied for the award in 2010 but were not successful. Can we put the same project forward for the Decennial Award in 2012?'

We answered, 'Yes. The Decennial Award is a special prize and a completely new competition. It is open to all previous applicants, including previous winners and runners up. Because the Decennial Award looks for impact over a longer period, the results of the judges' evaluation may be quite different the second time round. Previous results will not be taken into account and different outcomes are to be expected.
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#3 2012-08-14 15:38
We have been asked if the deadline will be extended. Please note that the deadline of 1200 UK time on 17th August will not be extended.

The guiding principle for the first round is to maximise the number and quality of entries. Consequently, in exceptional circumstances a nominee may request an extension to their submission. This will be granted only at the discretion of the DPC and will not be granted after the closing date.
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