The NAG Award for Excellence

Entries are now being sought for National Acquisitions Group Excellence Award 2014, sponsored by Nielsen

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

Entries are now open and nominations of up to 250 words can be sent by e-mail to the NAG Office ( The nomination should provide the name(s) of those involved, the organisation they work for, explain the changes introduced and the benefits these gave to the library and its users. Please note that the nominee(s) need to be members of NAG, individually or through their organisation.

The closing date is Friday 11th July 2014, and the winner will be chosen by the NAG Executive Committee and will be presented at the 2014 NAG Conference. The winning submission will also feature in an article in Taking Stock and on the NAG website.

The NAG excellence award is in its fourth year and is awarded at NAG annual conference held this year in York. The award is sponsored by Nielsen BookData.

To give a flavour of last year’s winner -

Launch of the  e-book service in Derbyshire County Council working with the Askews and Holts ebooks team.

 Derbyshire County Council introduced eBooks in July 2011. They identified critical factors – market forces, customer needs and new technological developments which resulted  in entry to the eBooks market at the optimum time for their audience in Derbyshire.

The project outcomes included-

  • Almost 25% of users were new or lapsed users
  • Up to 3,000 e book issues per month
  • And probably one of the most important  outcomes was that the project demonstrated the currency and relevance of the public library offer in Derbyshire to customers, other DCC Departments and elected members


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NAG Executive Committee.

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