2013 Archivaria Award Recipients

Archivaria announces Taylor, Lamb and Dodds prize winners

Archivaria is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Yeo has been awarded the Hugh A. Taylor Prize for 2013 for his article "The conceptual Fonds and the Physical Collection" published in Archivaria 73 (Spring 2012).

This prize is awarded annually to the author of the Archivaria article that presents new ideas or refreshing syntheses in the most imaginative way, especially by exploring the implications of concepts or trends from other disciplines for archival thinking and activity, and by extending the boundaries of archival theory in new directions.

The citation reads: "Geoffrey Yeo rehabilitates the concept of collection, and offers a convincing new way of understanding and exploiting the fonds. In so doing he reflects the messy reality in which archivists operate, and presents an approach to description that accommodates informally structured records and less-controlled collecting environments".

Archivaria is pleased to announce that Richard Dancy has been awarded the W. Kaye Lamb Prize for 2013 for his article "RAD Past, Present, and Future" in Archivaria 74 (Fall 2012).

This prize is given annually to the author of an article appearing in ARCHIVARIA -- the Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists -- that, by its exceptional combination of research, reflection, and writing, most advances archival thinking in Canada.

The citation reads: "In his comprehensive historical overview and analysis of RAD, Richard Dancy does an excellent job of exposing its limitations and provides a blueprint for improvement. His concrete recommendations provide a workable framework for positive change in the Canadian descriptive standard".

Archivaria is pleased to announce that Jordan Bass has been awarded the Gordon Dodds Prize for 2012 for his article "A PIM Perspective: Leveraging Personal Information Management Research in the Archiving of Personal Digital Records" in Archivaria 75 (Spring 2013).

This prize recognizes superior research and writing on an archival topic by a student enrolled in a Master’s level archival studies program at a Canadian university.

The citation reads: "This well-written bibliographic essay on personal digital records draws upon the computer science literature to offer new insights gained by studying human behavior, rather than traditional archival concepts of “recordness” or “function,” and presents research relevant to archives that many may not be aware of".