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.

The NAG Award for 2017 was presented to the e-book accessibility audit team.  Their project sought to introduce a benchmark for accessibility in e-book platforms by devising a comprehensive audit for e-books in Higher Education. The focus was on key areas of practical user experience to measure basic accessibility functionality and guide targeted platform improvement.

The team, made up of Huw Alexander, Jane Cooke, Vicky Dobson, Gopal Dutta, Ruth MacMullen, Alistair McNaught, Jamie Phillips, Sue Smith and Ben Watson, crowd-sourced participation from 33 universities and 5 suppliers, testing 280 e-books across 44 platforms.

Three of the team with a trophy selfie

Three of the team with a trophy selfie

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.

Full press release available here.