ISG Reference Awards

The Reference Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday 8th October at CILIP.  Our guest speaker was Professor Gary Sheffield who gave a most entertaining, and flattering, talk on the use of libraries and archives by military historians!  CILIP President Barbara Band handed out the winning awards, and the evening rounded out with drinks and nibbles and good conversation.

The Winners  (see the Citations at )

The Library: A World History by James W. P. Campbell and Will Pryce, published by Thames and Hudson at £48 is the clear WINNER of the Information Services Group Reference Print Awards for 2014.

The A to Z of Charles II’s London 1682: London &c. actually survey’d by William Morgan, with introductory notes by Peter Barber and Ralph Hyde, index compiled by Robert Thompson and edited by Ann Saunders, published by London Topographical Society at £26 is HIGHLY COMMENDED in the 2014 ISG Reference Awards.

The Encyclopedia of Environmental Change, edited by John A Matthews and published by Sage Publications at £350 is COMMENDED in the 2014 ISG Reference Awards.

Special mention. Rope and chain haulage: the forgotten element of railway history by Colin E Mountford, published by the Industrial Railway Society at £29.95

Steve Roud was the winner of the Walford Award. See the citation at

This year's Special Category Awards (for military history)went to Chris Baker (compiler of the winning title  - The Long, Long Trail -; To the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website as the winner of our Highly Commended Award, and to Military Sun Helmets of the World by Peter Suciu and Stuart Bates, published by Naval and Military Press at £35 ,Commended.
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ISG Reference Awards Archive

Running since 1970, the Annual ISG Reference Awards acknowledge the importance of both print and electronic sources by recognising and rewarding the work of those who create these important reference works. Since 2012 there is also a category for Special Interest reference items.