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September 28, 2010 -- The Institute of Conservation (external link) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (external link)recently announced the shortlist for the prestigious Digital Preservation Award 2010.  Several NDIIPP-supported projects have made the list.    

2007 Digital Preservation Award Trophy

2007 Digital Preservation Award Trophy.

The Digital Preservation Award (external link), celebrating excellence and innovation in the field, is one of five awards, collectively called "Conservation Awards," which are supported by Sir Paul McCartney and managed in partnership by key organizations in conservation, restoration and preservation management.

As explained by Kevin Ashley, chair of this year’s judging panel:  "We were greatly impressed by all the nominations this year. The quality and range of this year's nominations underlines the growing confidence with which we can face the future and it also puts the spotlight on some very important work which is not celebrated as much as it should be."

The NDIIPP supported projects up for the award include:  The MEMENTO Project, "Time Travel for the Web;" " Preserving Virtual Worlds;" and "The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access (external link).

Rounding out the shortlist are the following projects:  "Web Continuity: ensuring access to online government information", from The National Archives UK; (external link) PLATO 3: Preservation Planning made simple" from Vienna University of Technology and the PLANETS Project (external link).

An online voting process will open on October 1, and the final winner of the award will be announced at a special ceremony on December 1, 2010, at the Royal Institution in London.  Previous Digital Preservation Award winners were the National Archives for the PRONOM and DROID projects in 2007, PREMIS Working Group in 2005, and the National Archives, Digital Archive Project in 2004.

For more information on the awards, see: (external link)