SAA Seeking Nominations for Preservation Award

Posted on Jan 4, 2016

SAAHoriz[K]The Society of American Archivists Preservation Publication Award Subcommittee is seeking nominations for the prestigious Preservation Publication Award.  Do you know of an outstanding preservation-related work published in 2015?  Would you like to see the author(s) or editor(s) recognized for contributing to preservation and the archives profession?  Please consider submitting a nomination prior to the deadline of February 28, 2016. The nomination form is available at

Additional information can be found at   I encourage you to check out the list of previous winners at the bottom of this page.  Past winners have published important works on a wide range of preservation topics, including general archives and electronic records preservation, special media conservation, facilities standards for archives, and emergency preparedness and response.

Purpose and Criteria for Selection: Established in 1993, this award recognizes and acknowledges the author(s) or editor(s) of an outstanding published work relating to archives preservation and, through this acknowledgement, encourages outstanding achievement by others.  The work can be an article, report, chapter, or monograph in an audiovisual, electronic or print format.

The work must contribute to the advancement of the theory and practice of preservation in archives institutions by introducing new preservation theories, methods, or techniques; by codifying principles and practices of archives preservation; by presenting the results of innovative research on matters related to archives preservation; by investigating preservation issues of current interest and importance to the archives community; or by studying aspects of the history of archives profession.

Eligibility: Awarded to the author(s) or editor(s) of an outstanding preservation-related work that is of relevance to the archives community and published in North America during the calendar year preceding the date on which the award is giving.