Sunday, October 23, 2016

Award for Best Electronic Reference Site, 2017 (Popular Culture Association)

(Bit off topic - but good none the less)

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association sponsors this prestigious award each year along with literary and film awards.  This award recognizes the growth and importance of new academic formats. Award winners will be announced at the PCA/ACA annual conference in San Diego, California, in April, 2017, and posted on the PCA/ACA website at, on other appropriate websites, and in other media forums. Recipients need not be present at the conference to receive the award. Recipients who choose to attend will receive a $500 travel grant.

Submission and Nomination Procedures:
The policies and procedures for the Best Electronic Reference Site Award are similar to all the other PCA/ACA awards, with a focus on quality and relevance. The committee will consider electronic resources developed in the last three years (after 2013).The criteria for judgment by the committee include:
  • Quality of research/scholarship 
  • Use of hypertext/networking of electronic medium 
  • Use of supplementary/secondary materials 
  • Contribution to Popular Culture and/or American Studies scholarship 
  • Breadth of archived material 
  • Ease of searching 
  • Updatability

To nominate sites for the PCA/ACA Best Electronic Reference Site Award, please contact Allen Ellis at In your nomination, please include the website address, the subject of the site, and contact information for the nominator and nominee. Self-nominations are welcome. Deadline: December 14, 2016.
Winners from previous years: