Established in 2011, this award recognizes the role of innovative practices in the archival profession. Key areas of innovation are outlined by the criteria below, with preference given to nominees who have clearly demonstrated the greatest impact on the profession or their communities through the use of groundbreaking strategies, approaches, and/or technologies.
• Creativity or innovation in approaching professional challenges.
• Demonstrated ability to think outside of professional or institutional norms.
• Ability to translate creativity, innovation, and new thinking into working solutions.
• Development of an archives program or outreach activity that has an extraordinary impact on a community.
• Commitment to the advancement of professional knowledge through traditional or emerging information-sharing media.
The Archival Innovator Award is presented to an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization for work undertaken within the past three years. The work need not be completed, but it must be sufficiently advanced to demonstrate results.
All nominations must be submitted by February 28, 2014. Additional information and applications are available online at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-innovators
The winner will receive a certificate and complimentary registration for one individual to the 2014 SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
2013: Augmented Processing Table Research Team, The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, Dr. Ciaran B. Trace and Dr. Luis Francisco-Revilla