Maryam Hassanzadeh | Since the 2nd Congress (2016), ILISA has been awarding a number of prizes in order to recognize and promote the activities of experts in the fields of librarianship and information science, and strengthen the scientific authority of ILISA. The objectives of the awards, type and value of awards, criteria for eligibility, and the processes of evaluation, selection, and presentation have been formulated by the Association. The works submitted by candidates to the Association are sent for peer review to three independent jurors, accompanied with a review form on the scale of 0 to 100.
The works receiving a total of at least 270 points (out of a total of 300), are considered eligible for competition.
ILISA Awards are given in four categories:
- Pouri Solatani Award: For the best professional work in the field of information sciences;
- Abbas Horri Award: For the best theoretical study in the field of information sciences;
- Noorollah Moradi Award: For the best professional work or tools in the field of archival sciences The winners of Awards in all categories are as follows:
1- Pouri Solatani Award
2016: Since no candidate received the minimum required score to win the National Award, the Scientific Committee issued a ‘commendation’ for the following work. Akbari-Daryan, S; Khosravi, F; Ebrahimi, M and Bagheri, H. “SKOSification of Trilingual Cultural Thesaurus (TCH) of NLAI: A step in line with NLAI’s Linked Data strategy.”
2017: The book “Standards for Public Library Services to the Blind and the Partially-sighted People”, compiled by the Working Group on Standards of Iran Public Libraries Foundation (IPLF)
2- Abbas Horri Award
2016: Since no candidate received the minimum required score to win the National Award, the Scientific Committee issued a ‘commendation’ for the following works: Rismanbaf, A. and Fattahi, R, A New Recognition of Epistemology: Essays in Science Information and Epistemology. Shaghaghi, M. and Vasfi, M.R. (2017). Sociological Definition and Classification of Information Ethics.
2017: Garaei, E., Strategic Futurology in the Education of Information Science and Epistemology in Iran Through the Adoption of Scenario-based Planning Approach. PhD Dissertation (Shahid Chamran University, Ahwaz, 2016)
3-Noorollah Moradi Award
2016 Winner: Torkashvand, F., A Suggested Model for the Preparation of the Glossary of Iran National Archives. M.A. Thesis. (Islamic Azad University, Tehran, 2015)
2017 Winner: Since no candidate received the minimum required score to win the National Award, the Award in the order of 40 million rials was presented ILISA.