Announcing the winners of the best OPFCON contribution awards

The votes are in! We are excited to reveal the winners of the best OPFCON contributions in three categories:

Best presentation

Leontien Talboom, University College London and the National Archives, UK
Accessing the intangible: the constraints faced by digital preservation practitioners when making born-digital material accessible

Leontien is a PhD student on a collaborative project with the University College London and the UK National Archives. Her paper outlined the initial theoretical framework of her PhD research, which focuses on the constraints that digital preservation practitioners face when making born-digital material accessible.

Best poster

David Cirella, Yale University Library
CD-ROM Preservation: Acquisition, validation, and access by way of proprietary file formats, legacy software, and language support

David is a Digital Preservation Librarian at Yale University Library. His poster presented a
case study of the preservation of multi-disk CD-ROM sets of historical newspapers that were processed by the Digital Preservation Unit for long-term preservation.

Best lightning talk

David Clipsham, The National Archives, UK
The future of PRONOM – a review

Digital Archiving Technical Architect at The National Archives in the UK, David is the product lead for both PRONOM and the DROID file format identification utility. In his lightning talk, David gave an overview of the work on the next version of PRONOM and discussed how PRONOM users can continue to contribute to the future success of the registry.

OPF Project Officer Charlotte Armstrong said:

“We were excited to bring together such a great range of expert speakers to share their perspectives from across the field of digital preservation. OPFCON was a true celebration of the work being done by our friends and colleagues across the digital preservation community. The engaging and memorable contributions of our prizewinners reflect the quality and variety of this work – congratulations!”

We’d like to thank everyone who voted, as well as our prizewinners and all of the contributors who made the OPFCON such a great event. Explore the recordings, slides and other conference materials on our OPFCON resources page.

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