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Digital Preservation Award

From: Kate Bradford <k.bradford<-a>
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Call for Entries
The Digital Preservation Award 2005

Are you completing an exceptional digital preservation project? If
so, why not apply for the Digital Preservation Award, worth UKP5000.

The award is one of five categories recognised by the Conservation
Awards, the UK's premier awards in the field of conservation:

     UKP15,000 for the Award for Conservation

     UKP10,000 for the NEW Award for Care of Collections

     UKP10,000 for the Student Conservator of the Year and their
     training institution

     UKP5000 for the Digital Preservation Award

     UKP2000 for the Anna Plowden Trust Award for Research and
     Innovation in Conservation

This is the tenth anniversary of the Conservation Awards, which has
a new sponsor--Sir Paul McCartney, and is the second year to include
the prestigious Digital Preservation Award, which recognises the
many new initiatives being undertaken in the challenging field of
digital preservation.

The Awards will be presented at the British Museum on 22 November
2005. Short-listed applicants attract significant publicity, and
receive a certificate recognising their achievement at the
presentation event. To be eligible for the Digital Preservation
Award, a project must demonstrate leadership and advancement in
digital preservation which will benefit the UK. It must focus on
preserving digital materials (whether "born digital" or digitised
copies), rather than on the use of digitisation as a preservation
reformatting tool. Only projects that have been completed by 31 May
2005 will be considered for the Award.

Applicants from overseas are welcomed, providing that the project
can demonstrate benefit to the UK.

To apply for the Digital Preservation Award online, please complete
the DPA/05 application form on the Conservation Awards website:
<URL:>. The
deadline for applications is 31 May 2005.

Queries about the Digital Preservation Award should be directed to

    Maggie Jones
    Executive Secretary
    Digital Preservation Coalition
    +44 1904 435 362
    maggie<-a t->dpconline< . >org

Further information about the Conservation Awards is available at

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