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 have now closed for 2017.  The winner will be chosen by the NAG Executive Committee shortly and the Award 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.