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ArchivesNext is proud to announce our first annual Best Archives on the Web awards. We will be recognizing excellence in three categories:
Best Use of Web 2.0 Technologies
Best Online Archival Exhibition
Best Total Web Experience
We will be accepting nominations until midnight EST on Friday, February 8. The winners will be announced on Saturday, February 23 (the day before the Oscars). Since this is our first year and we aren’t sure how many nominations we will receive, the panel will also be actively seeking out sites to include in the judging. The majority of the text on the site must be in English and nominees must be archival organizations or history organizations with a significant archival component, including archives which are part of larger organizations such as universities or museums. (If you’re not sure if your nominee qualifies, go ahead and send it in and we’ll let you know.)
To nominate a site or sites, email the link to “info[at]archivesnext.com”. (I cannot guarantee that if you leave a link in a comment that it won’t get caught in my spam filter, and I really don’t want to have to go through that garbage.) Nominate as many sites as you want, including your own. No additional information is necessary, although if there is anything you’d like to share about the site, please go ahead.
Even though the nominees won’t have a glamorous red carpet entrance, or Jon Stewart hosting a live telecast, I hope you’ll do your part to make our first year a big success.