Added on 21 July 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to announce the leading organizations in digital content creation, preservation and access who have committed their support to the Digital Preservation Awards 2020.

The awards are organized every two years on behalf of the world-wide digital preservation community: and on behalf of that global community the DPC is delighted to acknowledge and thank our sponsors and DPC Supporters who have generously contributed to the Digital Preservation Awards, enabling this exciting process to take place:

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Anthea Seles, Secretary General of the International Council on Archives says:

“As an awards winner in 2016 I know that the Digital Preservation Awards are a great way for your work to gain recognition from a community of digital preservation experts and a way to share information about different inspiring initiatives. As sponsor of the Award for Collaboration and Cooperation, and I am very excited to encourage entries from all sectors around the world to benefit from this experience!”

A new category has been added this year, making six in total alongside the DPC Fellowship Award:

  • *NEW* The International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration and Cooperation, celebrating significant collaboration across institutional, professional, sectoral and geographical boundaries which have had a demonstrable and positive impact on digital preservation. 
  • The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovationwhich recognizes excellence in practical research and innovation activities. 
  • The Dutch Digital Heritage Network Award for Teaching and Communications, recognizing excellence in outreach, training and advocacy. 
  • The National Records of Scotland Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation, encouraging and recognizing student work in digital preservation. 
  • The National Archives UK Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy, which celebrates the practical application of preservation tools to protect at-risk digital objects. 
  • The DPC Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector, encouraging and recognizing the adoption of digital preservation tools and approaches in institutions which are not explicitly memory institutions. 

The DPC Fellowship will be presented to an individual in recognition of a substantial, generous and distinguished contribution to securing our digital legacy.

The Digital Preservation Awards remains open for nominations, with just over a month left to submit entries.

This year the exciting process will culminate in a presentation ‘with a difference’ on World Digital Preservation Day on Thursday 5th November 2020. More information about the presentation of awards will follow in due course.

Enter before the deadline of 09:00 (BST) on Monday 10th August 2020.


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