9 September 2016


After the most gruelling and detailed set of deliberation so far, the Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce the finalists of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards.

The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is a world-wide celebration of the achievements of those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our generation’s digital legacy will be available tomorrow. It culminates in an eagerly anticipated awards ceremony at the Wellcome Trust in London on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

Chair of the judges and 2014 Digital Preservation Awards winner Adrian Brown said, ‘Nominations were received from 10 different countries in Asia, Europe, North America, Australasia and the Middle East making this the most international competition so far. The quality of applications was astonishing, not to mention the enthusiasm and encouragement garnered by the successes of previous winners.’

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

  • 4C Project
  • Universities of York and Hull: Filling the Digital Preservation Gap
  • NCDD: Constructing a network of nationwide facilities together

Finalists for the NCDD Award for Teaching and Communications are (in no particular order):

  • Transforming Archives/Opening Up Scotland’s Archives
  • Tate, MoMA and SFMoMA: Digital Preservation - Sustaining Media Art (A Matters in Media Project)
  • Research Data Netherlands: Essentials 4 Data Support, an introductory course on Research Data Management 

Finalists for the DPC Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation are (in no particular order):

  • A RAID map case study of high energy X-ray characterisation of microstructure by Edith Halvorssen, University of Glasgow
  • Personal Archives Pre and Post Cloud Computing by Roland Quintaine, Aberystwyth University
  • The Transferability of Trusted Digital Repository Standards to an East African context by Anthea Seles, University College London
  • The Scalability and Realism of Digital Preservation Guidelines by Niamh Ni Charra, University College Dublin
  • Preservation Practices of New Media Artists: Challenges, Strategies, and Attitudes in the Personal Management of Artworks by Colin Post, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Finalists for the DPC Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Industry are (in no particular order):

  • HSBC: Global Digital Archive System (GDA)
  • OECD: Digital Preservation of OECD Datasets 

Finalists for The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy are (in no particular order):

  • The Digital Repository of Ireland: Preserving Ireland’s Social and Cultural Record
  • "The Digital City revives:" A case study of web archaeology
  • Suffolk Record Office: Preserving Suffolk's Digital Assets

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