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Digital Preservation Awards 2016 - celebrating collaboration and innovation

Last week members of the Filling the Digital Preservation Gap project team were lucky enough to experience the excitement and drama of the biannual Digital Preservation Awards ! The Awards ceremony was held at the Wellcome Collection in London on the evening of the 30th November. As always it was a glittering affair, complete with dramatic bagpipe music (I believe it coincided with St Andrew's Day!) and numerous references to Strictly Come Dancing from the judges and hosts! This year our project had been shortlisted for the Software Sustainability Institute award for Research and Innovation . It was fantastic to be a finalist considering the number of nominations from across the world in this category and we certainly felt we had some strong competition from the other shortlisted projects. One of the key strengths in our own project has been the collaboration between the Universities of York and Hull. Additionally, collaboration with Artefactual Systems, The National Archives and t