ACI Information Group is pleased to announce that the ACI Scholarly Blog Index has been selected as one of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title for 2016. Choice reviewed the ACI Scholarly Blog Index in the June 2016 issue and the full review can be read here. Choice publishes the complete list of winners in the January 2017 issue of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

“The hard work of our researchers and editors pays off when our innovative collection of scholarly blogs is recognized as a valuable resource by the library press and the academic community. ACI is pleased to be recognized by Choice and to be included in the 2016 list of award winners” said Larry Schwartz, President of the ACI Information Group. ACI Scholarly Blog Index also recently won Library Work’s Modern Library Platinum Award for product excellence.

The 2016 Outstanding Academic Title list includes 494 books and electronic resources chosen by the Choice editors from among the more than 5,400 titles reviewed by Choice during the past year.  Of these titles, 486 are print products and the remaining eight are electronic resources. ACI is honored to be among these award winners.

The ACI Scholarly Blog Index is an editorially selected and curated collection of scholarly blogs written by leading academics, researchers, and industry experts worldwide. Authors’ academic credentials are included in their profile along with their social connections and ORCID identifiers. Citation, export, bookmarking and other research workflow tools are also included in the ACI Scholarly Blog platform. The collection includes more than 11,000 blogs and over two million blog posts covering all academic subject areas and is indexed in the four leading discovery services.

Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles list is quite selective: it includes approximately ten percent of the titles reviewed in Choice each year. From the Choice website: “Choice editors base their selections on the reviewer’s evaluation of the work, the editor’s knowledge of the field, and the reviewer’s record.” 

In awarding Outstanding Academic Titles, the Choice editors apply several criteria to reviewed titles:

  • overall excellence in presentation and scholarship
  • importance relative to other literature in the field
  • distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form
  • originality or uniqueness of treatment
  • value to undergraduate students
  • importance in building undergraduate library collections

Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries dedicated to providing academic library community with the tools and services it needs, through a variety of resources including Choice magazine and the Choice Reviews database.

Explore the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, and see for yourself why this award-winning database is “Highly Recommended” by ChoiceUse the promo code LEARN to explore the scholarly blog discovery service, powerful search engine, and full range of metadata and workflow tools available within the ACI Scholarly Blog Index.

Visit ACI Scholarly Blog Index exhibit booth #1142 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA, January 20th to 23rd, 2017.