We’re thrilled by today’s announcement that projects from both DLF’s Born-Digital Access Working Group (BDAWG) and NDSA are among the finalists for the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC’s) prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2020.  

One of three finalists for the Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation, BDAWG is being recognized for its white paper, Levels of Born-Digital Access (LBDA), a set of benchmarks and practical guidelines supporting access to born-digital materials. LBDA lays out recommendations for accessibility, description, researcher support and discovery, security, and tools that institutions can consider implementing according to their needs, resources, and abilities. Read more about the project.

NDSA’s Levels of Digital Preservation Revision Project (LoDP) is among three finalists for the International Council on Archives (ICA) Award for Collaboration and Cooperation. First released in 2013 as a tiered set of recommendations for how organizations should begin to build or enhance their digital preservation activities, LoDP was updated in 2019 with broad community input. Read more about the project.

Learn more about other finalists and award categories at https://www.dpconline.org/events/digital-preservation-awards/the-finalists, and tune in to the #WeMissiPRES program showcasing “The Best of Digital Preservation in 2020” on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

We congratulate all of the finalists! DPC member voting opens Sept. 16 and goes through Oct. 2. Winners will be announced on World Preservation Day, Nov. 5, as part of an online celebration.

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