POWRR is pleased to announce that we have won an award! The Society of American Archivists (SAA) presented POWRR with the Preservation Publication Award. Two of our POWRR team members, Stacey Erdman and Aaisha Haykal, attended the annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio and accepted the award on behalf of the project. The Preservation Publication Award is given to “authors or editors of an outstanding published work related to archives preservation.” POWRR was awarded this honor for our white paper, where we discuss our three year research, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, investigating affordable, scalable digital preservation solutions that can be successfully implemented at under-resourced organizations.
In addition to our white paper, POWRR has reached out to share our information with such under-resourced organizations. During the course of 2015-2016, POWRR is traveling the country giving workshops and providing practical, hands-on solutions for information professionals from small and under-funded institutions looking to begin digital preservation practice. The POWRR workshops are made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.
We are very grateful to the SAA for awarding us with the Preservation Publication Award and acknowledging our work to help small and mid-sized institutions meet their digital preservation goals.