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The International Data Group’s Computerworld Honors Program announced the Biodiversity Heritage Library as a 2013 Laureate on March 19. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president and publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations’ ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”
“The Biodiversity Heritage Library has been a leader in the world of digital libraries since its founding in 2006,” said Martin R. Kalfatovic, BHL program director. “To have the collaborative and innovative nature of the now global partnership in the pursuit of an open and accessible resource for the literature of life recognized with this award is a tribute to the staff of the many institutions that have participated in the BHL program since its inception.”
The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.