The Succeed Awards are seeking nominations for 2014. The awards will recognize successful implementation of digitization programs, especially those exploiting the latest technology and the output of research for the digitization of historical text. The winners will be invited to the awards ceremony during the Digitisation Days event in Madrid, Spain, May 19–20, 2014. The Succeed Awards will not convey an additional cash prize, the focus being on the recognition of leading initiatives and the worldwide dissemination of these achievements.
Institutions with active digitization programs 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. The committee will take into account:
- Evidence of the results (efficiency, quality) produced by integration of technology in the digitization 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
Nominations must be received before February 15, 2014, and the results will be announced before April 15, 2014.
The awards committee is composed of Milagros del Corral, UNESCO; Jill Cousins, Europeana; Frank Frischmuth, German Digital Library; Michael Keller, Stanford University Library; Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University; and Andrew Prescott, King’s College London.
For more information and to submit a nomination, visit the Succeed website.