The Library of Congress Web site at www.loc.gov has received an "Outstanding Website" award from the Web Marketing Association for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes excellence in Web site development in a number of categories.
"The Library of Congress Web site reaches of millions of people daily. Staff from throughout the Library are responsible for the site's success, and they share in this award," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. "The Library is committed to delivering as many of its resources as possible through its Web site."
Award entries are judged against a standard of excellence and then against other entries in the category.
A minimum score must be achieved to qualify for an award. Entries are judged on seven criteria: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use.
The competition's judges represent the various relevant disciplines and are distinguished experts in their fields. Judges include members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, content providers and webmasters.