The purpose of the Award for Electronic Resources is to recognize outstanding electronic publications by ARLIS/NA Individual members in librarianship or visual resources curatorship, and the arts. By recognizing special achievement in these areas this Award acknowledges and encourages the development of electronic resources by the ARLIS/NA membership.
Projects may focus on the creation of publications in any electronic format that improve access to art information and benefit the profession of art and visual resources librarianship, as well as the broader world of librarianship, through such means as compilation and dissemination of information, translation of original scholarship, analysis of our professions, or the enhancement of access to information. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, web-based databases and indexes, online research tools, virtual exhibitions, CD-ROM products, and publications promoting electronic resources.
Recipients may receive awards ranging from a certificate of merit to a cash award of up to $2,000.
The work must have been published during the 2013 or 2014 calendar year. For the 2015 awards, all calendar year 2013 publications and any 2014 publications whose nominations are postmarked by the January 9, 2015 nomination deadline will be eligible. In the case of continually updated websites, when a new version or update is nominated for the award, the Committee will consider the latest date published on the site as the publication date.
This Award is available to ARLIS/NA INDIVIDUAL members only (including special Individual membership categories such as "Honorary", "Student", "Retired", and "Unemployed"). Author(s) must have been an Individual ARLIS/NA member during both the year of publication (2013 or 2014) and the year of nomination (2015). Membership records held by the ARLIS/NA national headquarters will be consulted in the event of any questions regarding membership.
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Electronic publications to be considered for the Award may be nominated by self-nomination, nomination by a colleague, or nomination by the Sub-Committee. A completed Award Application (see link above) must accompany each nomination.
If the publication is a website or available online, the URL or other access point for the publication must be supplied, including passwords if necessary. In the case of non-traditional media or forms of dissemination, appropriate means for access must be indicated. Where nominators, authors, or publishers are unable to supply the Committee with access to the publication, the Committee will consult the publication, as available, in library collections.
The Research Committee will review and judge applications based on several factors, including:
When works are judged to be of equal merit, preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received a research award.
Additional copies of these guidelines are available from:
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