Award Notes Enhancement Update

BestMARC’s Award Notes Enhancement now includes 49 new awards from adult award sources, bringing the total of number of National and State awards we update to 652. These awards are updated automatically every year.

All you need to do is run your records through the Award Notes Enhancement to get these award notes added to your records, or specify Award Notes as part of your Full Circle Service agreement.

Here is a list of the newly-added awards that were just added to the Enhancement:

  • Agatha Awards (mysteries) includes the following categories
    • Best Children’s/Young Adult
    • Best Contemporary Novel
    • Best First Novel
    • Best Nonfiction Novel
    • Best Historical Novel
  • National Book Awards includes the following categories
    • Fiction
    • Non-fiction
    • Poetry
    • Translated Literature
    • Young Peoples Literature
  • PEN America Literary Awards (Characterized as “major” literary awards in America) includes the following categories
    • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award
    • PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing
    • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
    • PEN/Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
    • PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel
    • PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
    • PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry
  • ABA – American Book Award
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence Fiction & Nonfiction
  • National Book Critics Circle Awards includes the following categories
    • …for Autobiography
    • …for Biography
    • …for Criticism
    • …for Fiction
    • …for Nonfiction
    • …for Poetry
  • Women’s Prize for Fiction
  • RITA Awards (named for Romance Writers of America’s first President, Rita Clay Estrada) includes the following categories
    • Best First Book
    • Contemporary Romance: Long, Mid-Length, Short
    • Erotica Romance
    • Historical Romance
    • Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance
    • Paranormal Romance
    • Romance Novella
    • Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements
    • Romantic Suspense
    • Young Adult Romance
  • Mathical Book Prize (Annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspires children of all ages to see math around them. Committee of mathematicians, educators, librarians, early childhood experts and others are the judges. Given out by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.)
  • National Outdoor Book Awards (a non-profit, educational program sponsored by the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation) includes the categories
    • Children’s Category
    • Classic
    • Design & Artistic Merit
    • History/Biography
    • Instructional
    • Natural History Literature
    • Nature and the Environment
    • Nature Guidebooks
    • Outdoor Adventure Guidebooks
    • Outdoor Classic
    • Outdoor Literature