The Annual Innovation Awards were established by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) to recognize and encourage innovation in the field of digital preservation stewardship. These awards highlight and commend creative individuals, projects, organizations, and future stewards demonstrating originality and excellence in their contributions to the field of digital preservation. The program is administered by a committee drawn from members of the NDSA Innovation Working Group.
Nominate an Innovator – 2015 NDSA Innovation Awards Now Open
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. Read our blog posts about the 2012, 2013 and 2014 award recipients.Nominations are now being accepted and you can submit a nomination using this quick, easy online submission form below. 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.
These awards will focus on recognizing excellence in one or more of the following areas:
- Individuals making a significant, innovative contribution to the digital preservation community.
- 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 issues and practices.
Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, June 30 and winners announced in mid-July.