2020 NDSA Innovation Award
The National Digital Stewardship Foundation‘s 2020 Innovation Awards were announced at Digital Preservation 2020. The winner in the Educators category is Library Juice Academy, for our Certificate in Digital Curation program. This program, launched in 2019, encompasses a six-course sequence for library, archives and museum practitioners wanting to learn more about and expand their skill sets for curating and maintaining unique digital assets. The curriculum offers comprehensive coverage of collection development and appraisal, description, rights and access, digital preservation, and professional ethics and responsible stewardship. The program’s affordability, flexible scheduling, and online pedagogy encouraging engaged collaborative learning provides a unique opportunity for professional development and continuing education. In particular, the emphasis placed on ethics and sustainability provides an appropriate counterpoint to other more technically-focused topics, drawing needed attention to critical issues of policy, finance, equity, and diversity.
We are humbled by this award, and also proud of it of course. Thank you NDSA!