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Posted on behalf of Terry Bracher, Chair CILIP Local Studies Group.

Submission date extended for Alan Ball Local History Publication & E-publication Awards 2018
The Alan Ball Award is open to all heritage and community organisations involved with some aspect of Local History and who receive or have received public funding for the publication. This also includes lottery funding, e.g. Heritage Lottery Fund and Awards for All. In addition to local authority libraries, archives, museum and archaeology services; it includes small local museums, heritage centres and community history projects. This is a great way to recognise the achievement of these.
There are two awards, one for printed material and another for digital. Printed material might include books, pamphlets and guides etc.; while digital submission might include websites, apps, video, animation and some aspects of social media, such as blogs. We are interested in both the quality and usefulness of the content, and also how it engages the reader or user, especially new users.
The publication must also have been launched sometime between July the previous year to nomination and June of the year of nominations, so for 2018 we will be looking for projects launched between July 2017 and June 2018.
The latest date for submission has now been extended to 30th November 2018. See https://lslibrarians.wordpress.com/local-studies-publication-e-publications-of-the-year-awards/   for further details.


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