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LBJ Wins PROSE Award
Winners of the 36th PROSE Awards were announced on February 2, and our electronic imprint, Rotunda, was honored for its digital edition of The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson, which won 2011 Best eProduct in the Humanities. Sponsored by the Professional Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers, the PROSE Awards recognize excellence in books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. The complete list of winners is here (scroll down for digital publications). It's been a very good 2012 so far for our Lyndon Johnson publication: the PROSE Award follows its being named one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January.
Library Journal's Cheryl LaGuardia is currently offering her blog readers a login for free-trial access to The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson. Hurry and check it out—the login is good for one week only.
The online edition of The Presidential Recordings includes hundreds of hours of presidential tapes covering the major issues of the LBJ administration, from the War on Poverty to the Civil Rights Movement to the Vietnam War. Each conversation is fully transcribed and annotated, and accompanied by its audio file, allowing users to hear all of the collections conversations. This multimedia presentation also includes photo and video galleries, a linked timeline, and powerful XML-based searching ability.