veraPDF announced as finalist for the Digital Preservation Awards 2018

The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to learn that veraPDF, one of our core open source digital preservation tools, has won a place in the finals for the Software Sustainability Institute’s Award for Research and Innovation.

The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is a world-wide celebration of significant and state-of-the-art contributions to securing our digital legacy. This year the exciting process will culminate in a spectacular awards ceremony in Amsterdam, as part of an International Conference hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network and the Amsterdam Museum on World Digital Preservation Day (previously International Digital Preservation Day) on Thursday 29th November 2018.

Chair of the judges and Head of Technology for BBC Information and Archives Steve Daly said:

Year on year we receive more and more nominations from around the world, and this year was no exception. The judges had an enormous challenge deciding on a set of finalists, when the quality of all applications was so outstanding.”

Executive Director of OPF Martin Wrigley said:

I’m thrilled to see the recognition of the great work that has gone into veraPDF to make it such an essential digital preservation tool and would like to thank the Digital Preservation Awards judges and the DPC for this honour.”

Finalists for the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Award for Research and Innovation are (in no particular order):

  • ePADD, Stanford University
  • veraPDF, Open Preservation Foundation on behalf of the veraPDF Consortium
  • ‘Digital Curation: Contributions towards Defining the Discipline,’ Dr. Sarah Higgins – Aberystwyth University
  • Flashback: Preservation of legacy digital collection, The British Library

Read more about the Digital Preservation Awards 2018 finalists

Sponsor of the Award for Research and Innovation, Neil Chue Hong of the Software Sustainability Institute said:

I am delighted to be able to share the work of our finalists. Each one demonstrates world-class innovation and research which has the potential to benefit the entire digital preservation community.”

The Digital Preservation Awards is supported by some of the leading organizations in digital preservation.



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