Digital preservation project shortlisted for award

We are delighted to announce that our Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory project team has been shortlisted for The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation at the 2020 Digital Preservation Awards.

This project was supported with grants from the National Heritage Lottery Fund and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The team comprised academics from Warwick University in the Applied Statistics and Risk Unit along with archive professionals from The National Archives, Dorset History Centre, Gloucestershire Archives, TfL Corporate Archives, Special Collections at the University of Leeds and the Design Archives at the University of Brighton along with the Digital Preservation Coalition.

The tool, called DiAGRAM, will enable archives professionals to navigate the complex digital archiving risk landscape and quantify the impact of risks on their collections, helping them to understand and manage digital preservation risk through time.

The Digital Preservation Awards celebrate people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining our digital legacy. As finalists, the team will deliver a short presentation to the digital preservation community at #WeMissIPRES event on Wednesday 24 September, before discussing the project in more detail with the judges.

Winners will be announced on Thursday 5 November, World Digital Preservation Day.

For more information on the finalists, click here.

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Tags: DiAGRAM, Digital Preservation Awards, Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory