ABC-CLIO Online History Award Recognizes Doctor or Doctress Site
Director of the Legacy Center, Joanne Murray, was recently awarded the ABC-CLIO Online History Award from the American Library Association for her role in building the Doctor or Doctress site. The award, given bi-annually, recognizes the accomplishments of a person or group of people producing a freely available online historical collection, or an online tool tailored for the purpose of finding historical materials, or an online teaching aid stimulating creative historical scholarship.
The award committee noted that they were particularly impressed by the site’s integration of primacy sources across multiple curricular levels as well as the flexible and robust applications for the curricula.
The Libraries development team – largely Chris Clement, library applications developer – worked with the archivists at the Legacy Center to build the Doctor or Doctress site. The site surfaces source material from the College of Medicine archives to engage students in learning about history through individual stories, providing different ways to interact with the materials.
About the Award
The ABC-CLIO Online History Award is offered every other year beginning in 2005 and is sponsored by ABC-CLIO, a publisher or reference materials in the field of history. The award seeks to encourage the development of freely available, sustainable online history resources by singling out innovative projects and the individuals who created them. Projects shall serve as a model for broader emulation. The award is given by the American Library Association [ALA].