The NAG Award for Excellence

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National Acquisitions Group Award for Excellence, sponsored by Nielsen Book – Entries sought for Sixth NAG Excellence Award

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 and nominations of up to a strict maximum of 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 change and innovation 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 Monday 22nd August 2016, and the winner will be chosen by the NAG Executive Committee and will be presented at the 2016 NAG Conference in Glasgow. The prize includes a free conference place for the winner in 2016. 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 2017.

The NAG excellence award is in its sixth 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, last year 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.

Please do contact the office if you need to check membership status of an organisation before making a nomination.

The executive committee look forward to reading about the innovative and interesting work that has been happening across the library sector in 2015-16.

Angela Turner, Chair
NAG Executive Committee.

For more information on the 2015 winner, please see Nielsen’s press release  NAG_AWARD_FOR_EXCELLENCE_2015  and for more information about Nielsen Book’s unique range of library services and solutions click here