Griffith University wins Stanford Libraries prize for international innovation

Stanford University Library awarded Griffith’s Research Hub, a commendation of merit as part of their  Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL prize) to recognize and celebrate innovation in research libraries. The SPIRL Prize commended the Research Hub, stating, “The Research Hub addresses the need for a single, comprehensive view of a university’s research output. It serves an ambitiously wide audience, including international researchers looking for datasets, research students looking for supervisors, industry looking for consultants and their expertise, and journalists looking for expert sources.” (See judges’ comments.)

Stanford University Libraries offers a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and/or new or improved services that directly or indirectly benefit readers and users. The goal of this prize is to single out for community attention and to celebrate functionally significant results of the innovative impulses in libraries anywhere in the world that support research. The process of consideration for making awards is sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries (SUL).  Read more here: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/february/libraries-award-prizes-022613.html#sthash.EHETA907.dpuf

This international recognition follows national wins at the prestigious 2012 VALA Award for its innovative use of information and communication technologies. VALA, an organisation that promotes the use and understanding of information technology in Australia, singled out the Research Hub for its ground-breaking delivery of an informative guide detailing the University’s areas of academic expertise.  Read more at the Griffith Library  blog:  http://griffithlibrary.wordpress.com/