Information Technology and Politics

  Spring, 2002

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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 professional.
 
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 resources.
 
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, jseifert@crs.loc.gov

or by post to:

 
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.