28 May 2010

Jodi Awards: spreading their wings in 2010

By Jenny Craven on behalf of Yvonne Hellin Hobbs, Communication Coordinator, Jodi Awards 2010

The Jodi Awards are for museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage venues which use digital technology to widen access to information, collections, learning and creativity for disabled people.

Nominations are now being sought for the Jodi Awards 2010 from museums, libraries, archives and heritage sites. Supported by MLA (Museums Libraries and Archives), the Jodi Awards are for best use of digital technology to widen access to information, collections, learning and creativity for disabled people.  

The deadline for UK Award nominations is Friday 13 September. The Awards will be presented in Edinburgh in December, at a high profile collaborative event with the National Archives of Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland, the Scottish Libraries and Information Council and Digital Access Scotland.

The International Jodi Award for Overseas (non-UK) countries will be given in Brussels as part of the European Congress on E Inclusion (ECEI10), ‘Delivering a Digital Europe in Public Libraries’, an official EU Belgian Presidency event hosted by the Flemish Community and Civic Agenda. The deadline for nominations is 9 August.

More information and Nomination Forms are available from: www.jodiawards.org.uk.  

Posted by Jenny Craven, Joint Information Co-ordinator, Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD) Section, on behalf of Yvonne Hellin Hobbs, Communication Coordinator, Jodi Awards 2010.

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