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Awards for Excellence in Digital Publications
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AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS

Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted electronically.  Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. The nominated curators, should they be selected as an Awardee, must be or become AAMC current members.

Nominations in this category are to be book-or-publication entries, not apps or virtual exhibitions. They also must have been created intentionally only for the digital realm and be accessible solely in digital form (i.e., not a pdf of a book).

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference, and exact listings for the Awards. Awardees must be or become an AAMC member. The Awardees are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 

  • All entries must have been published between January 1 - December 31, 2017
  • Nominations for the 2018 Awards will open on October 1, 2017 and the final deadline for nominations is 12 pm ET on January 2, 2018.  Please note this deadline is firm.
  • Awardees must be or become an AAMC member. 
  • Self nominations are welcomed and encouraged. 
  • Complete all fields below and upload all required documents. Non-complete nominations will not be considered.


SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR THE DIGITAL PUBLICATION CATEGORY

Nominations in this category are to be book-or-publication entries, not apps or virtual exhibitions. They also must have been created intentionally only for the digital realm and be accessible solely in digital form (i.e., not a pdf of a book).

Subject matter can be either permanent collection related or special exhibition publications.

Work must contain the following elements:

  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • Contain all the elements of a print catalogue (references, comparative images, conservation information, etc.).
  • Be created and/or designed to take advantage of digital technologies, such as, interactive material, zoomable images, responsive design for multiple devices, overlays of conservation documentation, links to archival and/or other documentary material including audio or video.
  • Be time-stamped or fixed for eligibility upon first introduction as a publication in 2016 (some digital publications are editioned, some constantly updated as dynamic). For example, digital publications produced as part of the Getty’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative have a permanent, fixed publication date to be cited by scholars (which requires a Persistent Uniform Resource Locator [PURL link] and easily citable text). 

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Resources:

Link to the Getty’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) Interim Report published in 2012:
http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/osci/osci_report.html

Link to AAMC e-pub webinar, June 2016:
http://www.artcurators.org/general/custom.asp?page=epublications#.V__jNopNxfY.gmail



DELIVERING INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Each nominee must be prepared to distribute e-copies, links or other digital method of distributing the publication.  One copy each will be sent by the nominee or nominator to each juror, the Award Committee Chair, and to AAMC. It is the responsibility of the nominee or nominator to ensure copies are digitally delivered NO LATER THAN January 2, 2018. Late arrivals will not be accepted.
  • Email to send the publication to will be included upon completion of your form. This information is strictly confidential. 

CRITERIA IN VETTING NOMINATIONS

  • Please click here for more information on the criteria used for vetting nominations in in this category.


NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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