FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/10/2007: GIZA WEBSITE WINS ABC-CLIO ONLINE HISTORY AWARD
The ABC-CLIO Online History Awards are offered biennially to developers of freely available and sustainable online history resources that are useful and innovative. The award is administered by the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association. It is the first American Library Association (ALA) award of its kind to acknowledge the importance of Internet-based historical resources.
The committee for the 2007 ABC-CLIO Online History Award chose the Giza Archives Project website (www.mfa.org/giza; www.gizapyramids.org) for an honorable mention award. One winner and three honorable mention citations were selected from among 38 nominees. The four awards will be publicized in various American Library Association publicity outlets, and there will be an awards reception and ceremony at the annual conference of the American Library Association in Washington, DC on June 25, 2007 at 3:30 pm.
The Chair of the 2007 ABC-CLIO Online History Award Committee, Professor David Lincove, said "Committee members carefully examined each nomination. There were so many good nominations, and they included different types of quality projects from a wide variety of institutions. The committee made its decision based on the written criteria and, of course, subjective evaluations. Significant weight was given to the general historical importance of the content and the creativity and usability of the site."