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Hello archivists and finding aid/descriptive system fans and creators!
As you may know, the deadline for Society of American Archivists’ awards is just around the corner! Each year, the C. F. W. Coker Award is given out to recognize an outstanding and innovative finding aid, finding aid or descriptive system, or finding aid/descriptive project.
Established in 1984, this award recognizes finding aids, finding aid systems, projects that involve innovative development in archival description, or descriptive tools that enable archivists to produce effective finding aids. To merit serious consideration for the award, nominees must, in some significant way, set national standards, represent a model for archival description, or otherwise have a substantial impact on descriptive practices. The following types of works or activities may be considered:
Last year’s submissions were great and we had to make a tough decision. This year, we’d like to have to make a difficult choice again, but we need your help!
Do you know of an outstanding and innovative finding aid or description system published in 2014? Have you created a finding aid or designed a descriptive system or tool that you feel breaks new ground in the field of archival descriptive practice? Would you like to see the author(s) or editor(s) recognized for contributing to descriptive practice and the archives profession? Please consider submitting a nomination prior to the deadline of February 28, 2015. Self-nominations are welcome!
The nomination form, additional information, and a list of previous winners can be found at www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-coker.
Many thanks in advance from the 2014-2015 C. F. W. Coker Awards Committee!