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Nominations Now Open for the 2015 NDSA Innovation Awards
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Awards focus on recognizing excellence in one or more of the following areas:
· Individuals making a significant, innovative contribution to the field of digital preservation;
· Projects whose goals or outcomes represent an inventive, meaningful addition to the understanding or processes required for successful, sustainable digital preservation stewardship;
· Organizations taking an innovative approach to providing support and guidance to the digital preservation community;
· Future stewards, especially students, but including educators, trainers or curricular endeavors, taking a creative approach to advancing knowledge of digital preservation theory and practices.
Acknowledging that innovative digital stewardship can take many forms, eligibility for these awards has been left purposely broad. Nominations are open to anyone or anything that falls into the above categories and any entity can be nominated for one of the four awards. Nominees should be US-based people and projects or collaborative international projects that contain a US-based partner. This is your chance to help us highlight and reward novel, risk-taking and inventive approaches to the challenges of digital preservation.
Nominations are now being accepted and you can submit a nomination using this quick, easy online submission form. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/awards.html
You can also submit a nomination by emailing a brief description, justification and the URL and/or contact information of your nominee to ndsa (at) loc.gov.
Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, June 30 and winners announced in mid-July.
Take a moment and recognize innovation in digital stewardship and submit a nomination!
Signal blog post: http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2015/05/nominations-now-open-for-the-2015-ndsa-innovation-awards/
Lauren A. Work
Digital Collections Librarian
Virginia Commonwealth University
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