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Congratulations to 2022 Emmett Leahy Award winner, Joan Boadas i Raset

2022 Emmett Leahy Award winner, Joan Boadas i Raset

Preservica is proud to extend its support for the Emmett Leahy Award and congratulates 2022 winner, Joan Boadas i Raset, Municipal Archivist at Girona City Council, Spain and Director of its Research and Image Diffusion Centre (CRDI).

The prestigious global award recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals for their impact in the field of records and information management.

At a recent award ceremony held at the ICA Annual Conference in Rome, Italy, Señor Joan Boadas i Raset was honored for his sustained service to Girona City Council through the development of innovative recordkeeping systems that have integrated records management into digital business processes. These have had a demonstrable impact on the citizens of Girona and beyond to wider society regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Emmett Leahy Committee also recognized the significance of his work on image management, through the Centre for Image, Research and Dissemination (CRDI https://​www​.girona​.cat/​s​g​d​a​p​/​c​a​t​/​s​e​r​v​e​i​_​a​r​x​i​u​_​c​r​d​i.php) and the Permanent Observatory of Local Archives and Television (OPATL https://​obser​va​tori​.laxarxa​.cat/), and his current work on the use of different technologies as part of Europeana’s WEAVE project (https://​weave​-cul​ture​.eu/).

Preservica's Ann Keen congratulates Emmett Leahy Award winner, Joan Boadas i Raset

Recent past winners have included pre-eminent thought-leaders, educators and practitioners including Laura Millar (2021), Richard Marciano (2017), and digital preservation pioneer and author Adrian Brown (2016), to name just a few. (A complete list of past winners can be found at www​.emmet​tleahyaward​.org).

Professor Julie McLeod, a previous winner in 2014 and current Chair of the Emmett Leahy Award Committee, said, On behalf of the Emmett Leahy Committee, I am delighted that we have honored Joan Boadas i Raset with this award. Not only has he served his own organization but also the records and information management profession, particularly through his roles in the ICA (International Council on Archives) and Europeana (https://​www​.euro​peana​.eu/en). I also wish to thank Preservica for its continued support of the Emmett Leahy Award, and am especially pleased that Ann Keen, CEO of Preservica, was able to be present at the award ceremony.”

Mike Quinn, CEO of Preservica adds, We are proud to continue our support for such a prestigious and long-standing award. I’d like to congratulate Joan Boadas i Raset on what is deemed the Nobel’ of archival science and for his continued spirit of innovation, dedication, and excellence in document and information management.”

Dr Trudy Peterson, member of the Emmett Leahy award Committee and the first woman to hold the position of Acting Archivist of the United States, kindly presented Joan Boadas i Raset with the award on behalf of the Committee.

Photo: Joan Boadas receives 2022 Emmett Leahy award from Dr Trudy Peterson, member of the Emmett Leahy Award Committee

About the Emmett Leahy Award

The Emmett Leahy Award honors a pioneer in the field of records and information management. The award recognizes an individual whose contributions and outstanding accomplishments have a major impact on the records and information management profession. Established in 1967, this award honors the spirit of innovation, dedication, and excellence in records and information management of Emmett Leahy, an icon in the development of the life cycle approach to managing records and information.

The Award selection is made by the Emmett Leahy Award Committee which consists of the immediate past ten Emmett Leahy Award winners and makes its decisions independently. It is not formally affiliated with any organization or professional association.

About Preservica

Preservica is changing the way organizations around the world protect and future-proof critical long-term digital information. Available in the cloud (SaaS) or on-premise, our award-winning active digital preservation software has been designed from the ground-up to tackle the unique challenges of ensuring digital information remains accessible and trustworthy over decades.

It’s a proven solution that’s trusted by business, archives, libraries, museums and government organizations around the world — including the UK National Archives, Texas State Library and Archives, MoMA, Yale and HSBC — to name a few. Visit: www​.pre​ser​vi​ca​.com Twitter: @preservica

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