Our 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.
 
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. More information on the awards, including previous awardees, is available here. This is your chance to help us highlight and reward novel, risk-taking and inventive approaches to the challenges of digital preservation.

These awards 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.
 

Nominee Contact Information

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* 1. Nominee Contact Information

Award Category
In which award category does the nominee best fit?

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* 2. Award Category
In which award category does the nominee best fit?

Description
Please provide a brief, one-paragraph description of the individual, project, organization, or future steward being nominated and their role in digital preservation stewardship.

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* 3. Description
Please provide a brief, one-paragraph description of the individual, project, organization, or future steward being nominated and their role in digital preservation stewardship.

Related URLs (if available)
Please provide any relevant URLs or links to publications, documentation, or other evidence of their activities.

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* 4. Related URLs (if available)
Please provide any relevant URLs or links to publications, documentation, or other evidence of their activities.

Justification
Please provide a brief, one-paragraph justification explaining why the nominee merits recognition and how they contributed to innovation in digital preservation stewardship.

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* 5. Justification
Please provide a brief, one-paragraph justification explaining why the nominee merits recognition and how they contributed to innovation in digital preservation stewardship.

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* 6. Your Contact Information
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