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    I am the owner and managing director of Information Automation Limited (IAL), a company that specialises in research, consultancy and training for the information profession. We are particularly interested in all forms of electronic information resources (e-journals, e-books, etc) and I teach a course in electronic publishing at the Department of Information Studies in Aberystwyth. Drilling down still further(!), my interests centre on the quality and evaluation of electronic information, and in the thinking that underpins activities in library and information science.


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    Monday, August 28, 2006

    CILIP UKeiG Awards: Nominations still open

    The closing date for nominations is September 15th - you still have time to nominate.

    The UKeiG Tony Kent Strix Award is given in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the field of information retrieval. The Award is sponsored by Sage Publications.

    Nominations are now invited for the 2006 Award. Nominations should be for achievement that meets one or more of the following criteria:
    • development of, or significant improvement in, mechanisms for the retrieval of information, either generally or in a specialised field;
    • development of, or significant improvement in, accessibility to an information service;
    • a sustained contribution over a period of years to the field of information retrieval; for example, by running an information service or by contributing at national or international level to organisations active in the field;
    • a major and/or sustained contribution to the theoretical or experimental understanding of the information retrieval process;
    • a major contribution to fostering the education, training and/or general awareness of the importance and the technicalities of information retrieval.
    Key characteristics that the judges will look for in nominations are innovation, initiative, originality and practicality. The Award is open to individuals or groups from anywhere in the world.

    Nominations should take the form of a short description (no more than 3 sides of A4) of the work in question, together with full contact details of both the nominee and the nominator. Do not forget to include any documentation, references or URLs which may support the nomination. Nominations should reach the judges by Friday September 15th 2006.

    Further details can be found on the UKeiG website at:
    http://www.ukeig.org.uk/awards/tonykentstrix.html

    Nominations for the 2006 Award are invited, and should be sent with full supporting documentation to:
    Alan Gilchrist, 32 Friar Road, Brighton BN1 6NH UK.
    Tel: 01273 705226
    E-mail: cura@fastnet.co.uk

    The UKeiG Jason Farradane Award is offered to an individual or a group of people in recognition of outstanding work in the field of information science. The Award is sponsored by Sage Publications.

    Nominations are now invited for the 2006 Award. Nominations should be for achievement that meets one or more of the following criteria:
    • raising the profile of the information profession within anorganisation or field of endeavour in a way which can or has become an exemplar to others;
    • raising the awareness of the value of information in theworkplace;
    • development of a significant new information product or service;
    • development of a product or service that has made a significant impact on the availability and accessibility of information.
    Key characteristics that the judges will look for in nominations are innovation, initiative, originality and significance. The Award is open to individuals or groups from anywhere in the world.

    Nominations should take the form of a short description (no more than 3 sides of A4) of the work in question, together with full contact details of both the nominee and the nominator. Do not forget to include any documentation, references or URLs which may support the nomination. Nominations should reach the judges by Friday September 15th 2006.

    Further details can be found on the UKeiG website at:
    http://www.ukeig.org.uk/awards/farradane.html

    Nominations for the 2006 Award are now invited, and should be sent with full supporting documentation to:
    Christine Baker
    The Old Chapel
    Walden, West Burton
    Leyburn, North Yorkshire
    DL8 4LE
    Tel & Fax: 01969 663749
    E-mail: cabaker@ukeig.org.uk

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