DIS Shortlisted for Digital Preservation Awards
The NCDD Award short-listed team "Voices from a Disused Quarry" from left Ann McDonald, Sarah Vaughan, Allan Shepherd–(Project Director), Kerry Evans
17 September 2014
The Department of Information Studies has been short-listed in two categories for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards:
- The NCDD Award for Teaching and Communications, recognising excellence in outreach, training and advocacy.
- The DPC Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation, encouraging and recognising student work in digital preservation.
Created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Coalition's Digital Preservation Awards are the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations that have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our digital memory is accessible tomorrow.
‘In its early years, the Digital Preservation Award was a niche category in the Conservation Awards’, explained Laura Mitchell, chair of the DPC. ‘But year on year the judges have been impressed by the increasing quality, range and number of nominations.’
‘I’m delighted to report that, once again, we have had a record number of applications which demonstrate an incredible depth of insight and subtlety in approach to the thorny question of how to make our digital memory accessible tomorrow.’