History: ABC-CLIO Online History Award Committee

Charge

The ABC-CLIO Online History Award is offered every other year. The award recognizes the accomplishments of a person or a group of people producing (1) a freely available online historical collection, or (2) an online tool tailored for the purpose of finding historical materials, or (3) an online teaching aid stimulating creative historical scholarship.

The award seeks to encourage the development of freely available, sustainable online history resources by singling out innovative projects and the individuals who created them. Projects shall have been completed (or, in the case of a regularly updated database, well established) in the two years prior to nomination and serve as a model for broader emulation. Examples can include:

  • Primary sources digitized from the collections of more than one repository
  • Guides to research on an historical subject that span multiple formats and repositories
  • Databases incorporating citations, annotations, text, multimedia, and/or hyperlinks
  • Presentations of an historical theme stimulating new approaches to its teaching

Those interested in volunteering for this committee should complete a committee volunteer form.

More information, including a list of past recipients.

Objectives

The award seeks to encourage the development of freely available, sustainable online history resources by singling out innovative projects and the individuals who created them. Projects shall have been completed (or, in the case of a regularly updated database, well established) in the two years prior to nomination and serve as a model for broader emulation. 

Roster

Joshua M. Lupkin (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Tina Marie Bebbington (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Erica A. Bruchko (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Dr. Karen Joyce Cook (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Helene Lafrance (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Joshua M. Lupkin (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Janalyn L. Moss (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Melora Ranney Norman (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2012. Last retrieved on 09/26/2016. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

See RUSA or Section Bylaws.

Origin

See Committee Charge.

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Staff Liaison

Jennifer Cross
Web Services Mgr.
312.280.4397
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