This award is given to the three abstracts which best describe innovative work within the overall theme of the Annual Conference - Libraries and Open Knowledge: from vision to implementation. These are based on criteria such as the level of innovation, the impact on the wider library community, originality and the quality of the abstract.
Announcing the awards virtually, Eric van Lubeek, Managing Director OCLC EMEA said:
“We have seen hundreds of libraries around the world that have reinvented themselves in innovative and inspirational ways in order to be able to continue serving their communities. Some of these changes will impact libraries going forward and we are continuously reflecting on a long-term vision for libraries as a result of these changing practices and environments.”