The Griffith University Research Hub has won a commendation of merit for innovation in the first Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries 2013.

The Stanford Libraries’ new annual award celebrates groundbreaking programs, projects and services for research libraries anywhere in the world.

There were twenty-four proposals in all, competing for the prize of $5000 from Logitech, with awards going to two winners, plus two commendations of merit.
Griffith University proudly received the commendation of merit alongside New York’s Public Library.

The Griffith University Research Hub received the commendation of merit for providing a platform supporting a range of solutions in support of research and leading to increased collaboration.

In announcing the prize winners, Cynthia Haven, the associate director of the Stanford Libraries said:

“Griffith was recognised for its non-traditional Research Hub, which addresses the need for a single, comprehensive view of a university’s research output.It serves an ambitiously wide audience, including international researchers looking for datasets, research students looking for supervisors, industry looking for consultants and their expertise, and journalists looking for expert sources.”

Stanford University Librarian, Michael Keller said the entries provided, “a startlingly clear signal that research libraries as a community are doing great things, embracing – sanely – the digital age, and immeasurably enriching the research environment for scholarship and study.”

Read all of the judges’ comments here.

Further information about the Stanford prize:
Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL)
2013 SPIRL Winners
2013 SPIRL Entries