Hi NDSA community,

The NDSA Innovation Working Group awards panel is excited to announce the set of projects, individuals, and organizations to receive the 2015 NDSA Innovation Awards. The winners are featured in today's blog post on The Signal and are highlighted below.
Selected from a strong batch of nominations, this year's award recipients demonstrate originality and excellence in their contributions to the field of digital preservation. Please join us in congratulating them for their hard work, and share the news widely!
Future Steward:  Lauren Work, VCU Libraries. Lauren is recognized for her work on several projects with the aim of giving VCU Libraries' collections greater exposure and for connecting the Library with the Richmond community. 
Individual: Ben Welsh, LA Times. Ben, a reporter and developer at the LA Times, created Past Pages, a project that archives the homepage of a broad swath of new sites homepages every hour.
Organization: Digital POWRR.  Digital POWRR is recognized for offering standalone advice for implementing a digital preservation program on a need-based spectrum spanning no funds or technical assistance up though all-in-one preservation and dissemination systems.
Project: Documenting Ferguson.  Documenting Ferguson seeks to preserve and make accessible the digital media captured and created by community members, representing diverse perspectives on the events in Ferguson and the resulting social dialogue.

Congrats to all the winners and more details on their work are in the blog post. Thank you as well to the NDSA members that served on Innovation Awards review panel.

NDSA Innovation WG co-chairs

- Erin Engle
- Jefferson Bailey
- Jane Mandelbaum