Added on 13 September 2022

In an exciting finale to the Digital Preservation Awards 2022, organisations and practitioners of digital preservation from around the world gathered together for a glittering presentation ceremony at the iPres 2022 conference!

DPA2022 Winners

Hosted by the DPC as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, and introduced by the Chair of Judges Neil Jefferies, Head of Innovation at the Bodleian Libraries, the event highlighted the achievements of individuals and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to creating a sustainable future for our digital assets.

Watch the recording of the Digital Preservation Awards presentation ceremony

In a year which saw considerable geographical diversity amongst its nominations, those selected as finalists faced tough competition from entries across the world.

Speaking about the quality of applications in 2022, Neil Jefferies said: “The Digital Preservation Awards have always been so interesting and exciting to judge. Once again, all of our finalists have shown absolute commitment and innovation in ensuring long-term access to digital information. Each of the winners today is entirely deserving of their award, and I am sure they will all go on to serve as an inspiration to the rest of the digital preservation community.”

DPA2022 applause

The event started with the Award for Collaboration and Cooperation which celebrates significant collaboration across institutional, professional, sectoral and geographical boundaries. This was presented to the European ARCHIVER Project for what the Judges called ‘important work in public-private partnership which could level the playing field for long-term digital preservation of research data.’

The Digital Repository of Ireland claimed The Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy for their work on Archiving Reproductive Health which preserves digital materials documenting important social and legal changes in Ireland.

The Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and Third Sector was won by the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation Digital Preservation Program for preserving statements, documents and other materials relating to the experiences of those affected by the residential school system in Canada.

Panas Papageorgiou’s PhD work on the effective preservation of archaeological virtual reconstructions took the highly competitive Award for Research and Innovation, while the ‘Learning through Doing’ training programme from the National Library of Wales was given the Award for Teaching and Communications. sasha arden’s research project report Access to Artistic Content on CD-ROMs, which was completed at the New York University, took the prize for the Most Outstanding Student Work in Digital Preservation with the judges especially praising its practical applicability.

A special award to celebrate 20 years since the DPC’s foundation was awarded to the PREMIS Data Dictionary which the Judges found to have made a continuing, substantial and impactful contribution to the digital preservation community over the last 20 years.

2022 saw the return of the DPC Fellowship Award, but also as part of the DPC’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, this was awarded to not one but five individuals from around the world. Neil Beagrie, Adrian Brown, Dr. Denise de Vries, Nancy Y McGovern, Prof. Zhang Xiaolin were each presented with the award for leading digital preservation efforts in their respective parts of the world and in within their various specialisms.

Fellows ALL

L-R top: Neil Beagrie, Adrian Brown, Dr. Denise de Vries; L-R bottom: Nancy McGovern, Prof. Zhang Xiaolin

Presenters Micky Lindlar and Barbara Sierman, themselves recipients of the DPC Fellowship Award in previous years, noted that over the last 20 years this year's Fellows have collectively established networks and communities, created courses, resources, models, concepts and practices that we all take for granted and use today, and have done so with enthusiasm, generosity and passion.

 Watch interviews with all of the Winners

Full list of 2022 Digital Preservation Award Winners

  • Winner of the International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration and Cooperation, presented by Meg Phillips and Neil Grindley
    ARCHIVER Project 

  • The DPC Fellowship Award, presented by Micky Lindlar and Barbara Sierman
    Neil Beagrie, Adrian Brown, Dr. Denise de Vries, Nancy Y McGovern, Prof. Zhang Xiaolin

The DPC would like to thank all sponsors for their continued support in ensuring the Digital Preservation Awards can continue to recognise and celebrate achievements in the field of digital preservation.


DPA2022 Sponsor Logos

For a full list of finalists and for more information about the Digital Preservation Awards, visit:


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