Archaeology Data Service wins DPC Decennial Award

Posted on 5 December 2012

ADS has been awarded the Digital Preservation Coalition's (DCP) most prestigious prize – the Decennial Prize - to mark the 10th anniversary of the DPC.

It is with great pleasure we can announce that the ADS has been awarded the Digital Preservation Coalition's (DCP) most prestigious prize – the Decennial Prize - awarded specially to mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of the DPC. The prize recognizes the most outstanding work over the decade that the DPC has existed.  The announcement of the award instigated an intense international competition and finalists from New York, Washington and London were selected after a painstaking assessment by an expert panel.  But when Dame Lynne Brindley announced the winner in London on Monday, 3 December, it was the Archaeology Data Service at the University of York that came out on top.  In the words of the panel “the Archaeology Data Service is an innovative group based in the Archaeology Department of the University of York.  ADS has developed and thrived with an innovative business model that allows it to preserve an extraordinary range of data while providing free access to all comers.  It ensures the longevity of data that would rapidly be lost or obsolete, and it has an impressive track record of research and innovation”.