given by the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
DEADLINE: July 31, 2011
Presented by the MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award
this award was established to honor the memory of C. Herbert Finch, former
Assistant Director of Cornell University Libraries, who died on April 27,
The C. Herbert Finch Award recognizes the best online publications devoted
to the promotion and use of archival materials, created by individuals or
institutions in the MARAC region – the District of Columbia, Delaware,
Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Works under consideration include virtual exhibitions, web sites, and web
pages. An online publication that is primarily a finding aid is not
eligible for the Finch Award but may be nominated for the Finding Aid
To be eligible for the award, an online publication must have a stable
internet address and must have been published between *July 1, 2010*
*and*June 30, 2011
Submissions are judged on content, navigability, usability, functionality,
and site design. The committee encourages the submission of entries that
use a variety of media.
One award will be given with a maximum value of $250.00. The 2010 award
will be announced at the Fall 2011 Conference in Bethlehem, PA.
*How to submit an entry*
Please send URLs for each submission with a letter of nomination (can be
submitted electronically) to the Chair of the Arline Custer Memorial
Arline Custer Award
136 Irving Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1996
*Submissions must be received by July 31, 2011. *
Finch Award: http://www.marac.info/mc/page.do?sitePageId=93982
* Please note change in period of eligibility from previous years.