Dear Friends,


The Community/Capacity Awards are a debt of gratitude from the DLF membership, selected annually by vote. We are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016 DLF Comm/Cap Awards!

Please join me in celebrating Amanda Meeks; the Digital Library of the Caribbean; Digital POWRR; Documenting the Now; Dr. Melissa Nobles and Professor Margaret Burnham; Educopia Institute; Georgia HomePLACE; Katherine Boss; Kristi Park; Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) / Studio599; Santa Barbara Statement on Collections as Data; South Asian American Digital Archive; We Here. Learn more about each of the nominees here:

These are not awards for pure innovation, individualism, or disruption. Instead, they honor constructive, community-minded capacity-building in digital libraries and allied fields: efforts that contribute to our ability to collaborate across institutional lines and/or work toward something larger, together. The Comm/Caps are about community spirit, generosity, openness, and care for fellow digital library, archives, and museum practitioners and for the various publics and missions we serve.

The 2018 DLF Comm/Cap Award will go to an inspiring project, team, or person selected by the Digital Library Federation membership at large: one  org, one voteVoting instructions have been sent to DLF's primary contact at each member organization; you decide locally how to make your pick! (If you’re unsure who your local contact is, I can help you out.)

The winner (person or group) will receive a $1000 prize, one free Forum registration, and assistance toward travel expenses to make it possible for a representative to attend the 2018 DLF Forum to accept the award certificate in person.

Congratulations and thank you to all nominees!

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Becca Quon

Program Associate for Advancement & Awards

Digital Library Federation (DLF) | | @CLIRDLF



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