The Information Technology and Politics Section of the American
Political Science Association is seeking nominations for best
political science web sites and best political science software.
Web sites may be nominated in two categories, educational and
A web site nominated in the educational category must have an address
is the .edu domain. Examples include, but are not limited to,
the sites of political science departments, the sites of political
science courses, the sites of research centers, or other educational
A web site nominated in the professional category may have an address
in any domain other than .edu. Examples include, but are not
limited to, public interest groups, reference or research sites,
government agencies, or other resources. Web sites constructed
to accompany specific political science textbooks will not be
considered this year.
Software nominated should not be web-based, and must have been
developed by a member of the American Political Science Association.
We are seeking nominations of software and web sites of whose
importance political scientists should be made aware. Criteria
used to select winners will include quality of content, ease of use,
excellence of design, and innovative character. Those
considering nominations should examine previous winners such as
Project Vote Smart (www.vote-smart.org), Opensecrets.org (www.opensecrets.org),
or Teaching Human Rights Online (http://oz.uc.edu/thro/).
Nominations should be sent by June 1, 2002 to:
Jeffrey Seifert, Selection Committee Chair,
Jeffrey Seifert Congressional Research Service
P.O. Box 5228
Takoma Park, MD 20913
The selection committee also includes Charles Mitchell, Grambling State
University; and William Wilkerson, College at Oneonta, SUNY.