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The finalists for the prestigious DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition) Digital Preservation Awards 2024 have been revealed. The Research Data Alliance is a proud sponsor of the Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector.

This year’s finalists are three exceptional initiatives which demonstrate digital preservation excellence in agencies that would not traditionally consider themselves to be ‘memory institutions.’

Finalists for The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector are:

Read more about the Finalists.

‘I am so excited to see outstanding digital preservation work being conducted in such a diverse range of contexts. In each of our finalists’ organisations collection and preservation are not the core mandate, but they are doing it anyway! I’m delighted that the Research Data Alliance can help celebrate, highlight and commend their work.’

Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General

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.

Voting will open on Friday 14th June.

Following an interview with the Judges, winners will be revealed at the presentation ceremony at the iPres 2024 conference in Glasgow, on Monday 16th September alongside the digital preservation community, friends, family and peers from leading organisations.

The Digital Preservation Awards are a world-wide celebration of significant and state-of-the-art contributions to securing our digital legacy and just one of the ways the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) helps to raise awareness of the strategic, cultural, and technological issues which make up the digital preservation challenge.