We’ve been nominated for a Webby Award, which is an honor itself. But we’re a little too competitive to let it stop there — and we’re currently in 2nd place behind Mashable, with the New York Times’ DealBook making some impressive gains.
Michael Clarke put together a brief slideshow about the voting process during a recent publishing meeting (he’s facile with PowerPoint, obviously). I’ve posted it below, with his permission — nay, urging.
The process is straightforward — register, get a confirmation email, click on that. But then it breaks down. You have to know to find the “Website” link again, and then find the Scholarly Kitchen again to vote for it.
(The Webby’s interaction model might not get a Webby Award itself.)
Scholarly publishing deserves the wider recognition the Webby Awards will bring, win or lose. But that recognition will be all the greater if we win!