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DPC’s Digital Preservation Awards 2012

I was really pleased to be able to attend the Digital Preservation Awards at the Wellcome Collection in London last night. In it's 10th year, the DPC is celebrating in style with three separate awards: 1. The DPC Decennial Award for an outstanding contribution to digital preservation 2. The DPC Award for Teaching and Communications 3. The DPC Award for Research and Innovation Participants were encouraged by the chair of the ceremony Richard Ovenden to switch on their mobiles and tweet as the results of each category were announced. The excitement in the room was almost tangible! I was very pleased and not at all surprised to see that the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) was the winner of the award for Teaching and Communications. DPTP was quite ground-breaking when it ran its first residential course in digital preservation back in 2005. I was there to help deliver presentations and case studies on the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) and preservation metadata