Added on 6 September 2018


Finalists for the Digital Preservation Awards 2018 have been revealed today, recognising a number of new student works in digital preservation.

The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards are a world-wide celebration of significant and state-of-the-art contributions to securing our digital legacy. This year the exciting process will culminate in a spectacular awards ceremony in Amsterdam, as part of an International Conference hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network and the Amsterdam Museum on World Digital Preservation Day (previously International Digital Preservation Day) on Thursday 29th November 2018.

Finalists for the National Records of Scotland Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation are (in no particular order):

  • 'Navigating the PDF/A Standard: A Case Study of Theses' by Anna Oates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 'Preserving the past: the challenge of digital archiving within a Scottish Local Authority' by Lorraine Murray, University of Glasgow
  • 'Essay on the record-making and record-keeping issues implicit in Wearables' by Philippa Turner, University of Liverpool

Read more about the Digital Preservation Awards 2018 finalists

Sponsor of the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation award, Tim Gollins of the National Records of Scotland said, ‘it is fantastic to see such interest, enthusiasm and talent emerging in the next generation of our digital preservation community. If the quality of their work is anything to go by, our digital future is in safe hands.’

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.

Member votes will open on Monday 10th September

Finalists will then wait until the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards ceremony at the Amsterdam Museum where winners will be announced in front of their own digital preservation community, friends, family and peers from leading organisations on World Digital Preservation Day.

The Digital Preservation Awards is supported by some of the leading organizations in digital preservation.


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