Just to introduce Succeed Awards, those prizes are to recognise the successful implementation of a digitisation programme, especially those exploiting the latest technology and the output of research for the digitisation of historical text. The decision for the Succeed Awards has been published at http://succeed-project.eu/succeed-awards/awards-2014. Two main prizes went to the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and Centre d’Études Supérieurs de la Renaissance. There was also a category ‘Commendations of Merit‘ in which Tecnilógica and London Metropolitan Archives – University College London were appreciated.
Candidates have been selected among 19 nominations world-wide. Succeed Awards will be delivered during the Digitisation Days (http://www.succeed-project.eu/digitisation-days), on the 20th of May in Madrid. The ceremony will be chaired by the President of the Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes and the Nobel-prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa. Many very relevant personalities of the digitisation field and high-level representatives of the European Commission and the Government have confirmed their participation.