The NAG Award for Excellence

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National Acquisitions Group Award for Excellence, sponsored by Nielsen Book

NAG makes an annual award designed to promote excellence, original thinking and innovation by a library team or individual within the field of Acquisitions.

Entries are now open for 2017.  The nomination should provide the name(s) of those involved, the organisation they work for, explain the change and innovation and the benefits these gave to the library and its users.  Please email with all these details in up to 250 words.  Please note that the nominee(s) need to be members of NAG, individually or through their organisation.

The closing date is 30th September 2017, and the winner will be chosen by the NAG Executive Committee and will be presented at the 2017 NAG Conference in Leeds. The prize includes a free conference place for the winner in 2017. The winning team will also be able to write a feature for both Taking Stock and the NAG website and will be asked to present a follow up paper at the conference in 2018.

The NAG excellence award is in its seventh year and is kindly sponsored by Nielsen Book, the leading provider of discovery, commerce and research services for library and library suppliers.

To give a flavour of the previous winners, in 2015 the winner was Nottingham Trent University for their pilot service to streamline acquisition services for the benefit of their students. The scheme was introduced following synthesis of feedback from surveys and interactions with users where the importance of immediate or fast access to key titles was stressed. It made available, for immediate access, 56,000 additional e-books by working with five major academic publishers to provide evidence based acquisition e-book packages appropriate to final year study.

The executive committee look forward to reading about the innovative and interesting work that has been happening across the library sector in 2016-17.

Angela Turner, Chair
NAG Executive Committee.