Thursday, September 25, 2008

Call for Nominations for 2008 AIIP Technology Award

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP - http://www.aiip.org/) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for our ninth annual AIIP Technology Award.

Members and non-members alike are welcome to nominate any company or individual that produces information products (databases, web organizers, Internet sites) as an entry in the competition via a short and simple nominations form found online.

There will be two categories; one for web based services and another for desktop software. Successful entries in each category will be new or revamped products or technologies that help information professionals with their day-to-day operations in locating, analyzing and organizing information. The product must be related to the information field; AIIP does not consider accounting, word-processing, database or spreadsheet, or other programs not directly related to locating, analyzing, or organizing data appropriate for this award.

The deadline for nominations is October 10, 2008.

You will find more information about the AIIP Tech Award and access to the simple nomination form at: http://www.aiip.org/TechAwardNominations

Please consider nominating your favorite information products. You can send the completed nomination forms or your questions to: Ed Vawter, AIIP Technology Awards Committee Co-Chair, E-mail: qdinfo@comcast.net &/or Mark Goldstein, Co-Chair, E-mail: markg@researchedge.com. Electronic submittal of the entry form via e-mail is preferred.


Previous winners of the AIIP Technology Award include:

2007: XLineSoft ASPRunner Professional, with honorable mention for IBM Visual Communication Lab's Many Eyes

2005: Copernic Desktop with honorable mention for Devon Technologies DEVONagent and Wolff Worldwide

2004: Net Snippets Professional Edition, with honorable mentions for Dialog Corporation's DialogLink 4.0 and Microsoft Office OneNote 2003

2003: Google Toolbar

2002: askSam 5

2001: eGems Collector Pro

2000: IPO Express

1999: Webforia Organizer

The AIIP Technology Award will be presented to the winners at Internet Librarian Conference (http://www.infotoday.com/il2008/) on Monday, October 20, 2008 in Monterey CA. Thanks to our friends at Information Today for their continued support of AIIP and its initiatives. Please consider what information products are most useful to you in your endeavors and help them and us as we select the best of breed for our annual AIIP Technology Award.

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