National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


Third Digital Preservation Challenge from DigitalPreservationEurope

DigitalPreservationEurope has launched the Third Digital Preservation Challenge:

About the Digital Preservation Challenge DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE) raises awareness and improves practice in the management, longevity, and reuse of digital assets. The Digital Preservation Challenge aims to promote innovation at all levels and will provide an insight into the range of digital preservation risks currently being faced.

We are looking for ideas from creative students from all backgrounds with an interest in computer science. The challenge is to develop digital preservation solutions that overcome the barriers hindering access to five digital objects, each accompanied by a scenario based on real-life
situations: Electronic art, Webarchiving and Unknown files.

Evaluating submissions
Submissions to the third Digital Preservation Challenge will be assessed by a panel of international digital preservation experts and practitioners.
Submissions will be evaluated according to the quality of the documentation of the processes used to solve a challenge task rather than the overall outcome itself.

Important dates
Opening of the Challenge: 5 January 2009 Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2009 at 4pm GMT Announcement of winners: iPres2009, 5-6 October 2009, San Francisco, United States

To learn more about or to take part in the Digital Preservation Challenge, please visit


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