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We are looking for nominations for the C.F.W. Coker Award, which is awarded
annually to an individual or group who have performed outstanding and
innovative archival descriptive work.

This descriptive work can take many forms, including:

   1. *Finding aids, including, among others, multi-institutional guides,
   record surveys, repository guides, special subject lists, finding aids to
   individual collections or records groups, and narrative descriptions of
   2. *Finding aid systems, including, among others, manual or automatic
   indexing systems, computer databases, or current awareness systems for
   notifying users of holdings.*
   3. *Descriptive tools that enable archivists to produce more effective
   finding aids, including, among others, subject thesauri, authority files,
   data element dictionaries, manuals establishing descriptive standards, and
   such reference works as atlases and administrative histories.*
   4. *Projects that involve innovative developments in archival
   description, including, among others, cooperative ventures that result in
   the exchange of finding aid information among repositories, efforts at
   building national information systems, and survey projects.*

If you are aware of innovative work in any of these areas we ask that you
please consider submitting a nomination (self-nominations are welcome!) via
our nomination form
: *by February 28, 2019.*

For more information about the C.F.W. Coker Award please visit:

Thank you everyone for your consideration and time.

The C.F.W. Coker Award Subcommittee:

Shannon Lausch (chair)

Suzanne Reller

Linda Sellars

Elizabeth Wilkinson

Linda Sellars
Head of Technical Services for Special Collections
Special Collections Research Center, NCSU Libraries
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