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, 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 2012 or 2013 calendar year. For the 2014 awards, all calendar year 2012 publications and any 2013 publications whose nominations are postmarked by the February 26, 2014 nomination deadline will be eligible. In the case of journals, when the journal enumeration lags behind the publication date, the Committee will consider the date of the issue's appearance as the publication date.
This Award is available to ARLIS/NA INDIVIDUAL members only (including special Individual membership categories, "Honorary", "Student", "Retired", and "Unemployed"). Author(s) must have been an Individual ARLIS/NA member during both the year of publication (2012 or 2013) and the year of nomination (2014). 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 Committee. A completed nomination form must accompany each nomination
If the publication is an article or essay, a photocopy or URL or other access point for the publication must be supplied. Copies of journals, CD-ROMs, DVDs, videos, etc. should be sent with the Nomination Form when possible. Submissions provided electronically or on disc are greatly appreciated. Where nominators, authors, or publishers are unable to supply the Committee with a copy of the publication, the Committee will consult the publication, as available, in library collections. In the case of non-traditional media or forms of dissemination, appropriate means for access must be indicated. Materials will be returned if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed return mailer.
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 an Award.
Additional copies of these guidelines are available from:
Shalimar Fojas White
Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
1703 32nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Reader Services Librarian
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024