Added on 15 September 2020


The finalists for the National Records of Scotland Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work are now revealed, with three impressive individuals being recognised for their excellent work.

Finalists for The National Records of Scotland Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work are (in no particular order):

Read more about each of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020 finalists

Susan Corrigall of the National Records of Scotland, sponsor of the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation award, said: "I am so encouraged to see such high quality research on a range of interesting and diverse subjects within the digital preservation field. The interest, enthusiasm and talent emerging from the next generation of our digital preservation community will certainly make a significant contribution to securing our digital legacy."

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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