(7 January 2015) For the third year in a row, Stanford Libraries opens nominations for the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL), a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and new or improved services that benefits users. The deadline for entries is January 16, 2015. Entries are not limited to the United States.
The first SPIRL prizes were awarded in February 2013 to Bibliothèque nationale de France for their projects Gallica Library and Discovery Service, and to Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes for their service oriented platform for the management of metadata and content in digital libraries. Commendations of Merit were awarded to Griffith University for their Research Hub project, and to New York Public Library for their New York Public Library Labs project. The second SPIRL prize was awarded in March 2014 to North Carolina State University Libraries for The James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Commendations of Merit were awarded to Harvard Law Library for their projects Library Cloud and StackLife, and to National Institute of Informatics for their JAIRO Cloud project.
The deadline announcement is here.