Beaton Institute’s “MUSIC” website wins award for Archival Excellence

The Council of Nova Scotia Archives has awarded the 2010 Dr. Phyllis R Blakeley Award for Archival Excellence to the Beaton Institute in recognition of its project Music: Cape Breton’s Diversity in Unity.

The award recognizes exemplary projects which have focused in some way upon archival holdings; or have promoted the concept and value of archives; or have displayed excellence relating to a specific archival function (accessioning; appraisal; arrangement and description; and public service) and which have lasting archival value.

As I said when I first wrote about working on the website, the digitization of over 100 songs, more than 20 videos, and more than 175 photos from the Beaton’s archives — thus ensuring their preservation while increasing accessibility to the public — is what the Internet was made for.