Category Archives: Best Archives on the Web awards

Two new SAA awards–Emerging Leader and Archival Innovator–I know you know some people/projects who qualify

This year SAA has two brand new awards that I’m very excited about because I think they  provide an effective upgrade and replacement for the two awards I’ve sponsored on this blog, the Best Archives on the Web and Movers … Continue reading

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Winners: Most Innovative Archives on the Web

And lastly, we focus on the winners of the Most Innovative Archives on the Web category of the Best Archives on the Web awards. Winner: The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, Rich Media: … Continue reading

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Winners: Best Re-Purposing of Descriptive Data

And now to highlight the winners of the Best Archives on the Web awards in the category Best Re-Purposing of Descriptive Data. As stated in the call for nominations: This award was inspired by the efforts of many archives to … Continue reading

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Announcing the winners of the 2010 Best Archives on the Web Awards

At long last, I’m happy to announce the winners of this year’s Best Archives on the Web Awards. Best re-purposing of descriptive data Winner: The Smithsonian Institution, Collections Search Center Winner: City of Burnaby Archives, Charting Change: An Interactive Atlas … Continue reading

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Call for nominations for Best Archives on the Web awards–new categories this year

Yes, it’s time for another competition, and this year’s Best Archives on the Web awards features all new categories designed to highlight innovation. This year’s categories are: Best re-purposing of descriptive data This award is inspired by the efforts of … Continue reading

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Last, but not least, ideas for opening up digitization at NARA

Yes, those of you who don’t care about improving the services of our National Archives will be happy to hear that this is the last post in this series (remember, comments are due tomorrow). However, most of the ideas for … Continue reading

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Incredible presentation about the Amsterdam City Archives’ “scan on demand” program

Last Friday Ellen Fleurbaay and Marc Holtman of the Amsterdam City Archives gave an incredible presentation about their new approach to scanning. With their permission, I’ve posted their slides here and you can see more information on the “DVD extras” … Continue reading

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Friday miscellany

Here are a few links and new stories to keep you busy over your holiday weekend (in the US, that is): The award-winning Amsterdam Stadsarchief officially announced the English version of its site last week, and unveiled some new indexes … Continue reading

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Follow up on Honorable Mention: Archives of American Art

As mentioned previously, the website for the Archives of American Art received an Honorable Mention in this year’s Best Archives on the Web Awards, just as it had the year before. However, even though they didn’t quite make the cut, … Continue reading

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Winners: Best Archives Website

And now, continuing our wrap-up of the winners in the three categories of the Best Archives on the Web Awards, we’ve reached the last category, the big one, the winners of the Best Archives Website. For last year’s awards, there … Continue reading

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