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The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for Web sites, has recognized three sites published by Columbia University's Digital Knowledge Ventures (DKV) as Webby Worthy, a distinction made for the first time this year to distinguish sites exhibiting remarkable achievement. The DKV sites were China and Europe, 1500-2000 and Beyond: What is Modern?, published with Professors Kenneth L. Pomeranz and Bin Wong, and the Asia for Educators Initiative; Randolph Bourne's America, published with the National Arts Journalism Program, the Program in American Studies and the Office of the Provost; and The Architecture and Development of New York City, published with Professor Andrew Dolkart.
The April 12 announcement noted that of the more than 4,000 entries submitted, fewer than 20 percent were deemed Webby Worthy. And only a few universities were chosen for distinction, including Rutgers University, Vanderbilt University, Bowdoin College, Michigan State Law School and Columbia College in Chicago.
Heralded as the "Online Oscars" by Time magazine, the Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global, intellectually diverse organization with a membership that includes Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison; John Perry Barlow, co-founder of Electronic Frontier Foundation; Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser; and Carl Goodman, curator of Digital Media for the American Museum of the Moving Image. Other members include writers and editors from such publications as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Wired and Forbes.
"The Webby Awards honor the outstanding Web sites that are setting the standards for the Internet," said Tiffany Shlain, creative director and founder of the Webby Awards. "DKV's Webby Worthy selections are a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators."
"We were especially pleased that three of our sites received this recognition" noted Todd Hardy, executive director of Digital Knowledge Ventures. "This distinction highlights the fact that Columbia continues to provide a range of cutting-edge educational resources to audiences beyond our classrooms."
One of DKV's partners, Edelman Interactive Solutions, also produced a site that was honored with Webby distinction. Edelman won for its work on the C250 site, for which DKV provided much of the content.