Popular Culture Association Electronic Reference Site Award

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December 15, 2017
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Communication, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

Popular Culture Association Electronic Reference Site Award, 2018 

The Popular Culture Association sponsors this prestigious award each year along with literary and film awards.  This award recognizes the growth and importance of new academic formats. Award winners will be announced at the PCA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March, 2018, and posted on the PCA website at http://pcaaca.org, on other appropriate websites, and in other media forums. Recipients need not be present at the conference to receive the award. Recipients who choose to attend will receive a $500 travel grant.

Submission and Nomination Procedures:

The policies and procedures for the Electronic Reference Site Award are similar to all the other PCA awards, with a focus on quality and relevance. The committee will consider electronic resources developed in the last three years (after 2014). The criteria for judgment by the committee include:

Quality of research/scholarship
Use of hypertext/networking of electronic medium
Use of supplementary/secondary materials
Contribution to Popular Culture and/or American Studies scholarship
Breadth of archived material
Ease of searching

To nominate sites for the PCA Electronic Reference Site Award, please contact Allen Ellis at
ellisa@nku.edu. In your nomination, please include the website address, the subject of the site, and contact information for the nominator and nominee. Self-nominations are welcome. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Last year's winner:
Colored Conventions: Bringing Nineteenth-Century Black Organizing to Digital Life.

Winners from previous years:

The Ozark Folksong Collection at the University of Arkansas
The Berg Fashion Library
The Media History Digital Library
The Quilt Index
Handmade Cinema: A Guide to the People, Practices and Themes of Artisanal Moving Image Production

Contact Info: 

Allen W. Ellis
Professor of Library Services
W. Frank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099-6101
Fax: 859-572-5390
Email: ellisa@nku.edu

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