RUSA ABC-CLIO Online History Award Committee present three Honorable Mentions

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For Immediate Release
March 13, 2007

RUSA ABC-CLIO Online History Award Committee present three Honorable Mentions

CHICAGO — The ABC-CLIO Online History Award Committee, of the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), is proud to present the 2007 honorable mentions to Bethlehem Digital History Project, Bethlehem; Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project; and Giza Archives Project.

Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the honorable mentions serve to encourage, recognize and commend professional achievement in historical reference and research librarianship.

The Bethlehem Digital History Project(http://bdhp.moravian.edu/home/home.html) provides access to primary sources revealing the social and cultural history of the Moravian community in Bethlehem (Pa.), from 1741-1844.

“The Bethlehem Digital History Project is an outstanding example of a local history resource that makes a variety of original documents and images accessible to a large audience,” said David Lincove, award committee chair.

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project (www.densho.org/) is a multi-media, interactive resource designed to educate school children and adults about the historical background and experiences of Japanese Americans in the U.S.

“The site emphasizes the Japanese American struggle for equal treatment and civil rights throughout the 20th century and has broader implications for all minorities in the U.S.,” said Lincove.

The Giza Archives Project (www.gizapyramids.org) covers the history of the Old Kingdom Giza Necropolis beginning around 2500 BCE, affording scholars and interested amateurs the opportunity to read about ancient personages and accounts by early and contemporary archaeologists and to take virtual tours of tombs.

“The Giza Project is a treasure trove of historical and archaeological information about Old Kingdom Egypt. It provides superior access for scholars and interested amateurs to resources on this ancient necropolis,” commented Lincove.

The honorable mentions will be presented at RUSA Awards Ceremony on June 25, 2007, from 4 to 6 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.