The Succeed awards will recognise the successful implementation of a digitisation programme, especially those exploiting the latest technology and the output of research for the digitisation of historical text.
The winners will be invited to the awards ceremony during the Digitisation Days, when distinguished personalities and leading institutions in the digitisation domain will participate.
The awards will not convey an additional cash prize, the stress being in the recognition of leading initiatives and the world-wide dissemination of these achievements. The Succeed project looks for the widest impact of this recognition.
The committee will take into account:
Evidence of the results (efficiency, quality) produced by integration of technology in the digitisation workflow.
Extensibility (potential replication/adaptation) of the experience to other institutions.
Impact on the preservation of cultural heritage.
Sustainability, coordination with other initiatives, collaborative character.
The candidatures must be received before February 15, 2014 (23:59, CET) and the results will be announced before April 15, 2014.
Institutions with active digitisation programmes are eligible for the awards. Consortia are also eligible if represented for this purpose by a single institution. Members of the Succeed consortium cannot apply for the awards.
Milagros del Corral, UNESCO
Jill Cousins, Europeana
Frank Frischmuth, German Digital Library
Michael Keller, Stanford University Library
Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University
Andrew Prescott, King’s College London