"There are only winners with Digital Preservation"28 November 2016
The Digital Preservation Award for Teaching and Communications unfortunately did not go to the RDNL Essentials 4 Data Support course. The course reached the final, but the competition from Transforming Archives proved too strong.
As the main organiser, the Digital Preservation Coalition presented the awards in six categories at a gala ceremony in London.
"Of course we would have loved it if we had won, but Transforming Archives is an excellent choice, and we are pleased that through our nomination it was recognised that Essentials is an internationally relevant data course", says Essentials coach Ellen Verbakel. "We first taught the course abroad last spring and on 23 February we will be organising a Train-the-Trainer workshop at the Digital Curation Conference, so we are now reaping the rewards of our investment in a content-rich, bilingual course website on data management."
The Dutch National Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD) has sponsored one of the Digital Preservation Awards for several years now. The Programme Manager of the National Coalition for Digital Preservation Marcel Ras is proud that three Dutch entries reached the final this year or even won: the National Coalition for Digital Preservation's study on "Collaborating on building a national facilities network" (winner Research and Innovation category), the web archaeology project "Reconstruction of The Digital City" by the Amsterdam Museum and partners (winner Safeguarding the Digital Legacy category) and the ‘Essentials 4 Data Support’ course (Teaching and Communications). The NCDD is organising a webinar series with the Dutch finalists in January.
For a complete list of the awards and finalists, visit the Digital Preservation Coalition website.The Essentials 4 Data Support introductory course from Research Data Netherlands offers tools to help researchers store, manage, archive and share research data. Its aim is to contribute to the professionalisation and coordination of data supporters. Registration for the next course cycle (2 February – 23 March) is possible until either the end of December or all the places are taken. For more information, visit the course page.