Added on 7 September 2018


Finalists for the National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy are revealed today, celebrating the practical application of preservation tools to protect at-risk digital objects.

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

  • IFI Open Source tools: IFIscripts/ Loopline project, Irish Film Institute
  • Cloud-Enabled Preservation of Life in the 20th Century White House, White House Historical Association Digital Library
  • Design, Deliver, Embed: Establishing Digital Transfer in Parliament, UK Parliamentary Archives
  • Local Authority Digital Preservation Consortium: Dorset History Centre, West Sussex Record Office, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

The judges also offered a special commendation to the GI Press Collection.

See the full list of Digital Preservation Awards 2018 finalists

Sponsor of the Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy, John Sheridan of The National Archives (UK) said, ‘this award embodies the very essence of digital preservation. All three finalists have challenged threats to our digital estate and are saving important digital collections which might otherwise have been lost.’

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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