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Digital Preservation Award

From: Najla Semple <najla>
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce the call
for entries for the third Digital Preservation Award.

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

This is the eleventh anniversary of the Conservation Awards,
sponsored by Sir Paul McCartney, and is the third year to include
the prestigious Digital Preservation Award, which recognises the
many new initiatives being carried out by museums, libraries,
galleries and archives in the challenging field of digital
preservation.

The Awards will be presented at the British Museum on 27 September
2007. 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 March 2007 will be considered for the
Award.

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

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2007.

To apply for the Digital Preservation Award online, please complete
the DPA/07 application form at

    <URL:http://www.conservationawards.org.uk/
        index.php?option=com_philaform&Itemid=15&form_id=6>

Queries about the Digital Preservation Award should be directed to

    Carol Jackson
    Administration Manager
    Digital Preservation Coalition
    +44 1904 435 362
    carol [at] dpconline__org

Further information about the Conservation Awards is available at

    <URL:http://www.conservationawards.org.uk/
        index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1>

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Najla Semple
Executive Secretary
Digital Preservation Coalition
Innovation Centre
York Science Park
Heslington YO10 5DG


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