SMPTE Archival Technology Medal Award Recipients

2014
Neil Beagrie

In recognition of his long-term contributions to the research and implementation of strategies and solutions for digital preservation.  Mr. Beagrie played a key role in the development of a collaborative approach to the study and dissemination of knowledge relating to Research Data Management, Digital Preservation, Digital Curation and Data Archive.  He was responsible for establishing the Digital Preservation Coalition, with more than 35 major members from industry, national libraries, broadcasters and archives.  In addition, he was responsible for establishing the digital preservation program within the Joint Information Systems Committee.  This program helped to create the Digital Curation Center, which seeks to actively manage, preserve, and curate digital data throughout the research lifecycle.

Neil Beagrie is director of consultancy at Charles Beagrie Ltd. He has played a key role in the development of a collaborative approach to the study and dissemination of knowledge relating to Digital Preservation, Digital Curation, Research Data Management, and Data Archives over the last 20 years.  He was responsible for establishing the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), which now has more than 48 major members from industry, national libraries, broadcasters and archives, and for establishing the digital preservation program within the Joint Information Systems Committee (now Jisc) that helped to create the Digital Curation Centre. He is managing editor for the highly popular Digital Preservation Technology Watch series published as peer-reviewed, open-access reports by the DPC. He has been an international consultant to a range of national bodies and initiatives in Europe and the USA. Neil has also been Principal Investigator for a number of ground-breaking and influential research studies, including “Keeping Research Data Safe” (KRDS), “Digital Lives”, “Guidance for Cloud Storage and Digital Preservation”, and a series of economic impact studies of major research data centres co-authored with John Houghton. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

 


 

 

2013
Milton R. Shefter

In recognition of his long-standing continued leadership contributions to the motion picture & television industry in defining practices for the storage and archive of our industry's film legacy and digital media content.  Co-author and co-editor of "The Digital Dilemma," which articulates our industry’s archival challenges in the digital era, Shefter is one of the industry's earliest and most consistent expert voices on image and sound preservation.  He is a SMPTE Fellow and a Past President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.

2012
Library of Congress, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation

For their leadership, dedication and commitment to our media cultural heritage through their archive and preservation of the world's largest collection of film, television, radio and sound recordings.