I am very pleased to pass on the announcement that the Las Vegas Architects and Buildings Database
on the ASL web site http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/archdb/arch.php
has been recognized by ARLIS/NA, the Art Libraries Society of North America, with the Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources. This is a deeply appreciated honor!
I originally conceived of the project, having collected information on Las Vegas architects and buildings since 1991. Since then the project has grown and evolved under my direction over the years, and is the work of many:
*graduate assistants Liz Fuentes, Chad Reichert, and Ernie Podaca in organizing filing systems, in collaborating on the types of information and fields we would add, and in entering data;
*Hong Zhang and Kyle Felker in setting up the database, in talking through with Ernie (GA at the time), Jason, Paulette, and myself the fields and access we anticipated needing;
*Kathy Rankin in advising on metadata;
*Kee Choi and Cory Lampert in consulting on the best way to include images; and
*[last but not least!] ASL staff Jason Aubin and Paulette Nelson and ASL student staffers Joseph WeEbb and Kelci Kenney-Yonamine for putting their all into the push to get information transferred from the old Word file to the new database.
Thanks to all who have contributed to making this project both an initial and ongoing success. This recognition from ARLIS/NA is an acknowledgement from other art and architecture librarians of the value of the project and the success of its implementation!