Excellence in Digital Libraries Award

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) Excellence in Digital Libraries will honor an institution, group, or project that has demonstrated overall excellence in one or more areas of digital library practice. Outstanding contributions may include, but are not limited to:

●      Building a large-scale or unique digitization project

●      Collaborative work on a digital library project

●      Unique use or development of digital library technology

●      Advancement of digital library standards (copyright, metadata and preservation)

●      Creation of an innovative digital library collection or workflow for digital library projects

Nominations are open to Texas academic libraries as well as institutions or groups in partnerships with Texas academic libraries. Self-nominations are accepted.

Award recipients will receive one complimentary registration per group/awardee for the 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) May 23 – 25 in Austin, and be honored at the TCDL Conference Reception.

Review Criteria

The 2017 TDL Awards Committee will review nominations for the Excellence in Digital Libraries Award based on the following three areas:

  • Significance and outcome
  • Innovation
  • Clarity and organization of application

Nomination Instructions

Nominations should be 500 – 1,500 words, not including supporting documentation.

Click the link below and fill out the online nomination form by 11:59pm (CST) on January 31, 2017. In the nomination form, you will have the opportunity to upload any supplementary materials with your nomination form. If you have any questions, please contact the TDL (info@tdl.org).