2010 Chapter Publications of the Year

Central Ohio Chapter

The Central Ohio Chapter is awarded the 2010 Publication of the Year Award for its website. As noted by one of the judges, “The site is very well-done and exhibits excellent technological implementation and high-quality design.” New functionality of the website includes a search feature, an interactive calendar of posts, a dynamic tag cloud of site content, and a clean version for mobile devices. The website is also highly integrated with other methods of chapter information dissemination, such as facebook and twitter. The Central Ohio Chapter website presents a clean, professional appearance. In addition, the up-to-date information provides evidence of a vibrant IS community in Ohio. For these reasons, the Central Ohio Chapter merits receipt of the 2010 Publication of the Year Award.

Los Angeles Chapter

The Los Angeles Chapter (LACASIST) is awarded the 2010 Publication of the Year Award for its website. The LACASIST website, which was first launched in 1996, was redesigned this year on a new open-source content management system (Drupal). Since launching the new website, the site has seen a 527% increase in traffic. The focus of the redesign was on improving information architecture and site experience, improving post-event materials, and consolidating information dissemination. What most attracted the judges was the focus of the redesign on facilitating prospective membership understanding. This was accomplished by dedicating a section of the website to prospective members and providing these individuals with up-to-date and accessible information on getting involved in the chapter. This dedication to recruitment and retention of members merits receipt of the 2010 Publication of the Year Award.