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QUILT INDEX EARNS NATIONAL 'ELECTRONIC REFERENCE' HONORS

The Quilt Index, an MSU Museum partnership project, has earned the 2011 Electronic Reference Award from the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA).

The Quilt Index merges tradition with technology and springs from the work of a unique team of researchers and experts committed to making significant, quilt-related data widely accessible to both scholars and the general public. The Index was developed by the MSU Museum, MSU's MATRIX and the Alliance of American Quilts. Learn more: http://www.quiltindex.org.

The PCA/ACA Award for Electronic Reference is a newer award that recognizes the growth and importance of new academic formats. Annual awards also recognize books and other publications, documentary films, primary source work, women's studies. Learn more: http://www.pcaaca.org/awards/2011awards.php.