Grant Hurley wins the Gordon Dodds Award

Congratulations to InterPARES Graduate Research Assistant and MAS/MLIS Graduate Grant Hurley, winner of the 2015 Gordon Dodds Prize for his paper, “Community Archives, Community Clouds: Enabling Digital Preservation for Small Archives,” written for the MAS course on digital records preservation. Submissions received for the 2014/15 academic year were reviewed by an adjudication committee consisting of Heather MacNeil (Archivaria General Editor / University of Toronto), Joanna Aiton Kerr (Provincial Archives of New Brunswick), Ian Burnett (ACA Board designate / Yukon Archives), and Richard Dancy (Simon Fraser University).

The citation, to be announced on the arcan-l listserv and in the upcoming issue of Archivaria, reads:

“In this well-written and researched article, Grant Hurley brings together the apparently distinct worlds of community archives and cloud computing and suggests ways and means by which cloud computing might enable creating communities to acquire and preserve born digital records. Thoughtful and perceptive, the paper nicely balances theoretical considerations with practical solutions.”

The paper will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of Archivaria and the award will be formally presented at the ACA Conference in Montreal next June.

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