iPres 2022 Prizes

It is a good tradition for the iPres conference to recognize outstanding contributions and to celebrate these in prizes. iPres 2022 recognizes outstanding contributions in four different categories:

The Best Paper Prize

Prize: a trophy, a certificate and £ 500
Sponsored by nestor

In order to recognize papers that stand out for their quality, iPres awards a prize to the author(s) of the Best Paper with commendations for up to two more. The top three papers are selected following a procedure based on the review scores and scores assigned by the Best Paper Prize Jury, using the following set of criteria:

  • Does the work significantly advance knowledge in digital preservation?
  • Does the work adequately build on or contextualize previous work?
  • Is there sufficient evidence for claims presented by the authors?
  • Are there outcomes that other researchers or practitioners can benefit from?
  • Is the work original and has it been published/presented in some form before?

The winner will be announced and presented with their prize on Thursday 15 September during the closing ceremony.

The Best Poster Prize

Prize: a trophy, a certificate and £ 500

Sponsored by the Digital Repository of Ireland

In order to recognize posters that stand out for their quality, iPres awards a prize to the author(s) of the Best Poster with commendation for two more. The top three posters are selected following a procedure based on the review scores and scores assigned by the Best Poster Prize Jury, using the following set of criteria:

  • Does the work significantly advance knowledge in digital preservation?
  • Does the work adequately build on or contextualize previous work?
  • Is there sufficient evidence for claims presented by the authors?

The winner will be announced and presented with their prize on Thursday 15 September during the closing ceremony. 

The Best First Time Contribution Prize

Prize: a trophy, a certificate and registration and a contribution travel to attend iPres at some point in the next three years
Sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition

This prize encourages participation from newcomers, whether early in their career, or new converts to the digital preservation cause. It is a small part of ongoing efforts to make iPres an inclusive and supportive forum. The prize is for first time attendees. Any contribution will be considered, whether a paper or poster, a presentation at the Ad Hoc programme or at a panel, or contribution to the games room. That also includes contributions that respond to the conference programme, such as tweets, comments or killer questions ‘from the floor’ during the conference.

The winner is selected from a long list of nominations given by the members of the iPres 2022 Program Committee, to be considered by a smaller group of judges, based on the following criteria:

  • The contribution has to be clearly expressed
  • Relevant to the themes of the conference
  • Contain sufficient insight to be worthy of further exploration
  • Because the prize seeks to encourage participants who might not normally attend iPres, bonus points will be given for the extent to which a contribution brings new perspectives on digital preservation. Consequently, perspectives from sectors, disciplines, countries and industries not normally well represented will have a marginal advantage.

The winner will be announced and presented with their prize on Thursday 15 September during the closing ceremony.

The Angela Dappert Memorial Prize

Prize: a trophy, a certificate and £ 500
Sponsored by Adam Farquhar

Angela Dappert was an inspiring leader in digital preservation and a valued member of our community, sharing practical applications and contributing important research up to her death in 2021.

The Angela Dappert Memorial Prize recognizes the contribution to the conference which best combines research and practice in digital preservation. All accepted conference contributions will be eligible for this prize, and will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Does the contribution represent original innovative research?
  • Is this research founded in a practical application?
  • Can the community benefit from the learning presented through this contribution?

An independent selection committee will present a shortlist of 3-5 contributions that meet the criteria – along with comments to explain why they were selected – to Adam Farquhar, Angela’s husband, who will make the final decision. In the event of a conflict of interest, Adam Farquhar will nominate a member of the selection committee to make the final decision.

The winner will be announced and presented with their prize on Thursday 15 September during the closing ceremony.