Submissions for the 2017 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are being accepted until Friday, October 15, 2017. The awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in the publication of catalogs and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for digital exhibitions of such materials. The prizes are administered and awarded by the ALA/ACRL/RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee.
For full information about entering please see the submission page at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/leabawards which includes links to pdf forms that can be filled in online, saved, printed, and emailed in one operation.
Submissions of printed materials (4 copies of each catalog or brochure) must be postmarked by October 15th. For digital exhibitions, only the filled in form is needed which asks for basic information about the exhibition and the names of its creators; this form can be completed in a few minutes. After judging is completed and the awards announced, the printed materials are sent to The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, The Harry Ransom Humanities Center at UT Austin, and the Grolier Club in New York City. This constitutes a triplicate archive of the self-selected best work in the field. Lists and an exhibition of prize winners as well as lists of all materials submitted since the inception of the award in 1986, are available at this address: http://rbms.info/exhibition_awards/first_ten_years/index.html
I’ve previously posted announcements about awards, and slowly I’ve collected information. Explore my new page about Awards, and I encourage authors to apply. Promote your scholarship!
I took liberties with the list; they are not all archival scholarship-specific. However, I did this purposely to create awareness of not just award opportunities, but publishing opportunities. The more we can publish outside our profession (even in library journals), the better.
I compiled the list primarily by looking at SAA’s list of archival and allied organizations, plus a few others I came across. If you know of others, please comment below. I’ll continue to post announcements when I’m aware of them.
Mander Jones Awards – Publications, Australian Society of Archivists
An Award for Professional Writing
In 1996 the Society introduced this award for publications in the field of archives and recordkeeping. This award honours Phyllis Mander Jones who, amongst other contributions to the profession, authored Manuscripts in the British Isles relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, in 1972. Miss Mander Jones was also the first Corresponding Secretary of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (the section eventually handed over its records and activities to the Australian Society of Archivists, at the foundation of the Society in 1975) and she co-edited the first issue of the Society’s journal Archives and Manuscripts.
Conditions of Entry
- Any person or institution may nominate
- A publication is defined as printed or electronic material intended for distribution
- Entries must have been published in the previous calendar year
- A copy of the work or instructions on accessing the work must be submitted with the nomination form along with a short statement in support of the nomination.
- Where feasible, it is recommended that nominators secure the consent of the nominee/s and provide their contact details.
Nominating for an Award
Nominations are called for in the Society’s e-newsletter early each year, please find the nomination form below. The Awards are announced at the ASA’s national conference.
There are eight categories for which you can apply. Please see the categories page to view the descriptions for each and their respective criteria.
Refer to our recipients page to view the winners of each category along with their award winning publication reference, dating back to 1996.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is proud to join the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in announcing the recipients of the first round of NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication. The new special opportunity within NEH’s fellowship program is intended to stimulate the emerging field of digital publication.
Read the full press release.
Some of the projects have an archival foundation or components. See the full list of awarded projects.
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Please help us to recognize the best in our profession!
Have you read a great new book about archives? Seen an exceptional new finding aid? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you?
If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland Award. Nomination forms, a list of previous winners, and more information are at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-leland. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2017.
The annual Leland Award – a cash prize and certificate – recognizes “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, and practice.” (Please note that periodicals are not eligible.)
Established in 1959, this award honors American archival pioneer Waldo Gifford Leland (1879-1966), president of the Society of American Archivists in the 1940s and one of the driving forces behind the founding of the National Archives.
2017 LPC Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing
As participation in library publishing grows, the development of a strong evidence base to inform best practices and demonstrate impact is essential. To encourage research and theoretical work about library publishing services (for a definition of “library publishing”, see the LPC website), the Library Publishing Coalition announces the Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing, which recognizes the best publication from the preceding calendar year. The LPC Research Committee will evaluate submissions and select a recipient for the award, which will be announced at the annual Library Publishing Forum. The 2016 Award went to Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman for “The Once and Future Publishing Library.” (2015. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, pub 166)
The award recipient will receive a cash award of $250 and a certificate, as well as an opportunity to present their work at the 2017 Library Publishing Forum. (One complimentary registration for the 2017 Forum and a travel stipend of $500 will also be provided).
The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017.
- Nominations may be made either by the author(s) or by any employee of a LPC member institution. Nominated author(s) do not need to be affiliated with a LPC member institution.
- Note: If a Research Committee member is nominated, they will recuse themselves from Committee discussions/voting on this award.
- Any textual publication type—article, monograph, conference paper/proceeding, white paper/report, thesis/dissertation—is eligible (subject to #4 below).
- Submissions must present original research or theoretical work, and be published open access in English during the preceding calendar year (2016).
- Submissions must have undergone appropriate peer review (e.g. for articles, a journal peer review process; for dissertations, review/acceptance by a committee). Nominations must briefly describe the review process used for the submission.
- Submissions must address a topic or question directly related to library publishing services. For the purposes of the award, “research” will be considered to include both generalizable research and non-generalizable program/project evaluation. “Theory” will be considered to include both the presentation of a novel theory and the application of existing theory (e.g. a program/process/practice description that is presented within a theoretical framework).
- Submissions with multiple authors are eligible; however, only one cash prize and one Forum registration/travel stipend will be awarded.
- Nominations should be submitted through the LPC website: http://librarypublishing.org/research/research-award17
- Nomination letters must include:
- Nominator name and contact information.
- Author (or lead author’s) name and contact information.
- Full citation information for the nominated work, including the URL where the open access version of the work is available.
- A brief (1–2 sentences) description of the peer review process used for the submission.
- A brief (no more than one paragraph) nomination statement that addresses the evaluation guidelines below.
- For multiple authors: If awarded, specify how the award benefits are to be divided.
The award recipient will receive:
- A cash prize of $250.
- One complimentary registration for the 2017 Forum.
- $500 travel stipend.
- Note: For submissions with multiple authors, the authors may elect to split these benefits among themselves (e.g. one author takes the registration, another takes the travel stipend, and another takes the cash prize; all authors split the travel stipend and/or cash prize among themselves, etc.)
- A 45-minute presentation session at the 2017 Forum to share the work described in the winning publication.
Nominated publications will be evaluated, and an award recipient selected, by the LPC Research Committee based on the following criteria:
- For theoretical works, the relevance and/or meaningful application to library publishing services of the conceptual framework(s) introduced;
- For research (or evaluation) works, the appropriateness of the methodology and its execution;
- The organization of the paper and clarity of the writing;
- The significance of the findings/conclusion, for example (but not limited to):
- The immediate utility of the work for library publishing programs
- The strength of findings that demonstrate value or impact of library publishing services
- The likelihood that the work will change or influence practice
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