The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), and the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) award the James A. Lindner Prize to individuals or organizations for research that has a major impact on the technology of preservation of moving images and recorded sound.
Applicants and nominees may be individuals, groups of individuals, organizations, or corporations. The winner receives a certificate and citation from the associations and a cash award made from a grant by James A. Lindner. An application form is online, the deadline is July 1 2011, recipients will be notified mid-August, and the prize will be awarded at the IASA Annual Conference (September 3-8 2011) in Frankfurt, Germany.
The first recipient of the prize, in 2008, was the team of J.W. McBride that developed the Sound Archive Project, based in the Electro-Mechanical Research Group in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK.