Nearly 20 institutions around the world nominated for Succeed Awards

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Submissions to the Succeed Awards have come from almost twenty public and private institutions from countries as diverse as Austria, Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Singapore and the United States.

The Succeed Awards recognise the successful implementation of digitisation programmes, with particular attention to 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 which will take place on the 19th and 20th of May in Madrid, during the Digitisation Days, and which will bring together distinguished guests and leading institutions in the digitisation domain.

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 commitee that awards the prizes is formed by Milagros del Corral, from UNESCO; Jill Cousins, from Europeana; Frank Frischmuth, from German Digital Library; Michael Keller, from Stanford University Library ; Steven Krauwer, from Utrecht University, and Andrew Prescott, from King’s College London.