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Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library named Library of the Year, highest honor in U.S. and Canada

“The chance to win national recognition was one thing that attracted Gina Millsap to the CEO’s job she took in 2005 at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.“I told the staff when I got here, ‘We will be ‘Library of the Year,’ because this library is that good,’ ” she recalled.That dream came true Tuesday when the local library at 1515 S.W. 10th was named as the 2016 Gale/Library Journal “Library of the Year.” (via CJOnline.com)

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Library Journal and NoveList Announce the LibraryAware Community Award Recipients

“Three communities are recipients of the 2016 LibraryAware Community Award given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services. The Louisville Free Public Library in Kentucky was the first place recipient; the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and the Queens Public Library entered jointly and took second place; third place went to Cranston Public Library in Rhode Island.” (via EBSCO)

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Thirty museums and libraries honored as finalists for National Medal Award

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities.” (via Institute of Museum and Library Services)

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Smithsonian Libraries Receives 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Award

“The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has selected the “Biodiversity Heritage Library Field Notes Project” for a 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives award. The award of $491,713 will help support increased accessibility to original scientific documentation found in archival field notes in participating institution collections.Field notes provide valuable, primary research data about species and ecosystems that is often unpublished or unavailable through other sources. They can also be extremely valuable for museum research, providing key specimen data related to study sites, collecting details, and ecology.” (via Smithsonian Libraries Unbound)

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Harvard Library Innovation Lab wins a 2015 Webby

“Perma.cc, a project that takes on the problem of “link rot” or broken or defunct links in scholarship, has won the prestigious Webby Award for best law site of 2015. Developed by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, Perma.cc is a web archiving service that helps authors and publishers create permanent links to their online sources, which are preserved by participating libraries. “Libraries are in the forever business,” said Kim Dulin, director of the lab and associate director for collection development and digital initiatives. “We developed Perma.cc to allow our users to protect and preserve their sources, no matter where they originate.” (via Harvard Law Today)

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