Added on 7 June 2022

The first set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed today, with three impressive individuals being recognised for their distinguished student work.

Neil Jefferies from the University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries and Chair of the Judging Panel, said:

“Digital preservation activities have continued apace throughout the pandemic, and with workplaces adopting more online tools and remote working, the need to maintain access to digital materials can only increase. I am very encouraged that, even with shadow of Covid in the background, such an inspiring set of interesting and topical projects have been selected as awards finalists.”    

Finalists for The National Archives (UK) Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work are (in no particular order):

  • Catherine Alexander with ‘An Investigation of Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation in Scotland’

  • Mychely Schubert with ‘Blockchain and land property records: a multiple case study identifying barriers’

  • sasha arden with ‘Access to Artistic Content on CD-ROMs’

Read more about the Digital Preservation Awards 2022 finalists


Sponsor of the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation award, Sonia Ranade of The National Archives (UK) 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. Voting will open on Friday 10th June.

Following interviews with the Judges, winners will be revealed at the presentation ceremony at the iPres 2022 conference in Glasgow, on Monday 12th September alongside 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 Digital Preservation Awards are made possible by the expertise and support provided by our international panel of Judges, and funding from our sponsors.

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