6 March 2019 | 16:00 GMT Online

The Digital Preservation Awards 2018 (DPA2018) Winners Webinar Series provides an opportunity to learn more about some of the latest and best digital preservation initiatives, recently celebrated by the Digital Preservation Awards on World Digital Preservation Day 2018 in Amsterdam.

Each episode explores the winning entry for each category of the Digital Preservation Awards, providing an overview of each initiative, investigating how their work might be used within the community, and providing an opportunity for discussion with awards winners.

EPISODE 4: Archiving Crossrail

The Crossrail Act, giving permission for what is now called the Elizabeth Line to be built operated and maintained, received Royal Assent in July 2008. Over the next 10 years Europe’s biggest infrastructure project at £14.8 billion has integrated the information developed from over 25 main design contracts, 30 advanced work contracts and 60+ logistics and main works contracts. Crossrail embraced BIM (Building Information Modelling) with a single set of linked applications shared with contractors across all phases of the project. The challenge for the archive team was to preserve a heavily interlinked dataset without having to retain legacy software.

Join this webinar to discover more about the digital preservation challenges within a major infrastructure project, preserving BIM, and the politics of managing data from multiple parties.


  • Alistair Goodall, Crossrail TfL
  • Will Vogli, Crossrail TfL
  • Surhan Miranbeg, Crossrail TfL
  • Cathy Groom, Crossrail TfL


Winners 3 LR

Sheila Morrissey and David Beardmore present Alistair Goodall with the Open Data Institute (ODI) Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third Sector

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