The Succeed Awards winners collected them during a ceremony at Digitisation Days, last 20th of May in Madrid.Francis Ballesteros, director of Impact, welcomed people to the Succeed Awards Ceremony, that took place last 20th of May in the National Library of Spain (Madrid).
The Succeed Awards recognise and foster excellence in digitisation, especially among programs focused on historical text and its jury was formed ofMilagros de Corral, who coordinated the jury’s tasks; Jill Cousins, from Europeana; Michael Keller, from Stanford University; Steven Krauwer, from Utrecht University; Frank Frischmuth, from the German Digital Library; and Andrew Prescott, from the King’s College, London.
Hildelies Balk, Chair of the Impact CoC Executive Board, presented the first Commendation of Merit to The London Metropolitan Archives – University College London; and Rafael Carrasco, coordinator of the Succeed project, give the second one to Tecnilógica.
The Succeed Awards, two exaequo, were presented by Milagros del Corral, International Organisations advisor, to Hill Museum & Manuscript Library; and by José Manuel Moreno, from Banco de Santander Universidades, to the Centre d’Études Supérieures.
Finally, after all the Awards had been presented, some very special guests spoke on the stage: Manuel Palomar, President of the University of Alicante; Giuseppe Abamonte, General Director of Media and Data from European Commission, and Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize of Literature and President of the Foundation Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes.
The ceremony was closed by Spanish Secretary of Estate for Culture, José María Lassalle.