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message 1: by Kathleen (last edited Jun 08, 2012 05:57PM) (new)

Kathleen (kathleenburk) | 17 comments I made a new award page for the Batchelder Honor before I realized the Honor recipients were listed as nominees on the main award page (http://www.goodreads.com/award/show/7...). Should I delete the new page (http://www.goodreads.com/award/show/6...) or not? I know the Newberry Medal and Honor have separate award pages.


message 2: by Vicky (last edited Jun 08, 2012 06:02PM) (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments I would think, for the sake of continuity between awards, that honor books be listed as nominees on the main award page. That way it is easy to locate both the winners and the nominees of all awards regardless of the term the award uses to refer to their nominees.


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42415 comments Mod
I agree.

Rather than delete, I would merge. Just like merging authors, you need to edit the award to match the one you wish to merge into, and then select the one to keep.


message 4: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen (kathleenburk) | 17 comments Thank you! I merged them.

What about the Newberry Medal and Newberry Honor? Should those awards be merged? I don't necessarily want to merge them myself, but I was wondering.


message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42415 comments Mod
Those are actually different awards, aren't they?


message 6: by Vicky (last edited Jun 10, 2012 02:39PM) (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments They're the same. From the ALA/ALSC site:

From the beginning of the awarding of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, committees could, and usually did, cite other books as worthy of attention. Such books were referred to as Newbery or Caldecott "runners-up." In 1971 the term "runners-up" was changed to "honor books." The new terminology was made retroactive so that all former runners-up are now referred to as Newbery or Caldecott Honor Books."


Sounds like nominees to me. ;)


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42415 comments Mod
Ok, go for it.


message 8: by Vicky (last edited Jun 10, 2012 03:15PM) (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments Yes but being a nominee IS recognition in its own right.

If you look at the Newbery Medal page on the ALSC site (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/...) they are all listed together under Newberry Medal.


message 9: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments The last time we discussed this, didn't we say the Honor Medal should also be listed as a separate award?

...Hang on, rivka, I think you said that. :)

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2...


message 10: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42415 comments Mod
I'm glad someone remembers what I said. ;)

I see both sides, but I think I still lean towards keeping them as separate awards.


message 11: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments I wonder then if the Batchelder Award should have been kept separate too then?

The Batcheler Award, Belpre Medal, Caldecott Medal, Geisel Award, Newberry Award, Odyssey Award, and the Silbert Medal, all awards run by the ALSC, have the Medal Winner/Honor distinction.

Not to make things more difficult, but it would be nice to have one policy for awards like this. ;)


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