This announcement and call for nominations is not specific to coding, but I can certainly think of several innovations from this community that would qualify for nominations. Please spread the word to others as you see fit.  

- Tom

From: University Librarian <[log in to unmask]>
Date: December 4, 2012 11:30:33 AM PST

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Today Stanford University Libraries announces the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries - SPIRL, an award that is intended to recognize and celebrate individual research libraries for sustained and significant innovation in any operational area.  Nominations with documentation may be made by institutions or individuals and are due by 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday 15 January 2013.  A full explanation of the intent and process for SPIRL may be found at .  It is expected that the first prize(s) will be announced in mid- to late-February 2013.
Please re-distribute this announcement widely.  Thanks very much.
Michael A. Keller
  University Librarian
  Founder/Publisher HighWire Press
  Publisher Stanford University Press
Stanford University
101 Green Library
Stanford, CA 94305-6004