Added on 14 September 2020


Our next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2020 is now revealed, with another three innovative and impressive initiatives being recognised for their achievements.

Finalists for the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Award for Research and Innovation are (in no particular order):

Read more about each of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020 finalists

Sponsor of the Award for Research and Innovation, Neil Chue Hong of the Software Sustainability Institute said: "I am delighted that these important projects have been selected as finalists. Each one demonstrates a level of innovation and research which has the potential to benefit the entire global digital preservation community."

Before the judges decide on the winners, members of the Digital Preservation Coalition will be invited to cast their vote on each category once all the finalists have been announced. Members will be asked to select their first and second choices for each category and are asked to provide feedback to the finalists. Each Full Member, Associate and Allied Organisation of the DPC may submit one vote.

Other finalists will be announced over the course of this week and DPC Member voting will open on Wednesday 16th September 2020.

The digital preservation community will also have chance to hear about the work of the finalists, as they will be invited to form part of the #WeMissiPRES program dedicated to showcasing ‘The Best of Digital Preservation in 2020’ on Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

Finalists will then wait until the World Digital Preservation Day on 5th November 2020 when winners will be revealed as part of an online celebration with the digital preservation community, friends, family and peers from leading organisations.

The Digital Preservation Awards are a world-wide celebration of significant and state-of-the-art contributions to securing our digital legacy and just one of the ways the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) helps to raise awareness of the strategic, cultural, and technological issues which make up the digital preservation challenge.  


The DPC would like to thank sponsors Google, The International Council on Archives, The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), The Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DHN), The National Records of Scotland, The National Archives UK, Arkivum, Artefactual, AVP, CAE Technology Systems, Formpipe, LIBNOVA, Max Communications and Preservica for their support of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020.DPA2020 Supporter Logos


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