Rosemary G. Feal
Modern Language Association
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
iFactory Project, Modern Language Association's Literary Research Guide, Was Awarded a 2009 APA PROSE Award
BOSTON—April 16, 2010—iFactory, an award-winning web design and development firm, is proud to announce that the Modern Language Association's Literary Research Guide was the recipient of a 2009 PROSE Award.
The Modern Language Association, a professional association of English and foreign language professors, worked with iFactory to develop a searchable online version of its Literary Research Guide, an indispensable reference for the study of literature in English.
The interactive site, based on the fifth print edition, allows users to search over 1,000 annotations of reference sources in English literary studies, including books, articles, and electronic resources. Updated regularly, the online guide features a "My Projects" tool for saving searches and writing notes about search results.
"Working with iFactory to create an online reference site has been a pleasure. We enjoyed our weekly calls with the development team, whose intelligence and creativity helped transform our not-so-technical wish list into an elegant, full-featured site. I look forward to working with them again!" said Judith Altreuter, Director of Print and Electronic Production for the Modern Language Association.
It was this combination of dynamic features, detailed content, and clever functionality that earned the MLA's Literary Research Guide the 2009 PROSE Award for eProduct/Best in Humanities.
The PROSE Awards, the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.
"The author of the Literary Research Guide was consulted at every step to ensure the site would remain true to his vision. With its pull-no-punches reviews, it provides a valuable guide to the wide array of reference sources in the humanities, both online and off. We're especially proud of the deep navigation, full-text search, and clean line design," said Mike Sokolov, Engineering Director at iFactory.
Since 1992 iFactory has provided web design and web application development for more than 150 organizations in a variety of industries including publishing, higher education, health care, and nonprofit. The company brings together design vision, engineering knowledge, and project management skills that result in the highest quality digital media solutions every time, on time. Based in Boston, MA, iFactory is a division of RDW Group, a leading integrated communications firm. For more information, visit www.ifactory.com.
About the Modern Language Association
Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.