Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jones Library in Amherst honored by American Library Association for online historical project

Link to March 24 article.

Excerpt:    The Jones Library is one of three libraries being recognized nationally for its cutting-edge technology.

The American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy recently honored the library for Digital Amherst, an online repository of the town’s history created in collaboration with the town’s 250th anniversary celebration last year. It can be found at

“We’re absolutely thrilled,” said Tevis Kimball, curator of special collections and project manager. “This was a major accomplishment for us.

The two other libraries honored are [Contra] Costa County Library in Pleasant Hill, Calif., and North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, N.C.

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