BHL Nominated for a Zedler Award for Free and Open Knowledge

BHL is honored to learn that we’ve been nominated for a Zedler Award by Wikimedia Deutschland.  This award acknowledges contributions of individuals, groups or projects who have made contributions to free and open knowledge.  Wikimedia Deutschland is a non-profit organization working to promote free knowledge through the collection, development and distribution of free content.

BHL has been nominated in the External Projects category along with other impressive nominees, including Humanitarian Open Street Map Team (http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/de), the Free Music Sampler of the German Musikpiraten (http://musik.klarmachen-zum-aendern.de/artikel/viva_la_freevolucci%C3%B3n_-_der_free_music_sampler_2013_lieferbar-2527),
Europeana 1914-1918 (http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/de) and Microsoft/the British Library for their project “One million images on Flickr Commons” (http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/2013/12/a-million-first-steps.html).

Awards will be announced May 24 at 19.00h at the Westhafen-Pier in Frankfurt am Main.

Learn more about the Zedler Award: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Zedler-Preis
Learn more about Wikimedia Deutschland: http://wikimedia.de/wiki/Hauptseite

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Carolyn Sheffield is the BHL Program Manager. As part of the BHL Secretariat based at Smithsonian Libraries, Carolyn helps manage the consortium’s partnerships and day-to-day operations. She also actively participates on many of BHL’s grant-funded projects and technical development initiatives. She holds a Masters of Library Science from the University of Maryland.