The Living Heritage website, developed by the 2020 Communications Trust as a resource for schools to record interesting historical material, has reached the finals of the cultural category in the Stockholm Challenge, an awards programme for IT projects worldwide, which has been called “the Nobel prize of IT”.
Living Heritage is one of 14 finalists, ranging from a Sri Lankan genealogy project to the well-known British-US Project Gutenberg literary archive.
Last year, New Zealand’s Computers in Homes scheme was a joint winner in the education category of the challenge.
The announcement of this year’s winners will be made on October 10 in the Stockholm City Hall.
Wellington 2020 trust director Alistair Fraser says the trust is hoping to send a representative to the event, “if we can find some money”. Two went to last year’s award ceremony, and it proved a good foundation for personal networking, he says.