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The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG), in partnership with the International Society for Knowledge Organisation UK (ISKO UK), the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (RSC CICAG) and the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG), is delighted to announce that the winner of the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Memorial Award for 2018, in recognition of her contributions to the field of information retrieval, is Professor Pia Borlund (Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway).


The Award was presented by Doug Veal (Strix Chair) and David Ball (UKeiG Chair) and accepted by Dr Andrew MacFarlane on Professor Borlund’s behalf on the afternoon of Friday November 23rd2018, at the Geological Society, Piccadilly, London. Professor Borlund will present the next Strix Memorial Lecture on Friday November 29th, 2019 at the same venue.


For more information about Professor Pia Borlund see our Tony Strix Award 2018 page. 


The Tony Kent Strix Award was inaugurated in 1998 by the Institute of Information Scientists but is now administered by the UK electronic information Group (UKeIG). Read more about the Tony Kent Strix Award.


A call for nominations for next year will be issued early in 2019, and don’t forget to put the afternoon of Friday November 29th, 2019 in your diary.


For more information about UKeIG or the Strix Award, please email Horrocks at


UKeiG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP: the library and information association



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