Added on 7 September 2018


More finalists for the Digital Preservation Awards 2018 are unveiled today, recognizing the adoption of digital preservation tools and approaches in institutions which are not explicitly memory institutions.

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 Open Data Institute Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector, are (in no particular order):

  • Music Treasures, Stichting Omroep Muziek (SOM)
  • Archiving Crossrail - Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail and Transport for London
  • Heritage preservation of contemporary dance and choreography through research and innovation in digital documentation and annotation of creative processes, ICKamsterdam and Motion Bank

Read more about the Digital Preservation Awards 2018 finalists

Sponsor of the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector award, Dave Tarrant of the Open Data Institute said, ‘We are delighted to support an award which acknowledges and recognises the great efforts undertaken within organisations across the world who do not have collection and preservation as their core mandate. Each of finalists demonstrates the potential for opportunities created by data and the importance of digital preservation activities in their own contexts.’

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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