Wired for Books


San Francisco, CA -- The Ohio University Telecommunications Center's "Wired for Books" web site was named today as the winner of a Streamers Award for streaming media at the 1999 RealNetworks Conference.

This national award program, now in its second year, recognizes achievements in using streaming audio and video on the Internet in effective and innovative ways. "Wired for Books" won first place in the WebSage educational category. The public voting, which ran from February 8 through March 25, attracted nearly 7,000 votes for the Streamers Awards nominees. A distinguished panel of judges reviewed each Streamers Awards finalist and selected one winner from each of the chosen categories. Judges included Jeffrey P. Bezos, Founder and Chief Executive Office of Amazon.com; Mark Cuban, President of Broadcast.com; Megan Crawford, Executive Director, Worldwide Research & Online Marketing, MGM; Doug Rice, President and CEO of Interactive8; and MJ Bear, Director of New Media Services at National Public Radio.

The award was presented to David Kurz, Online Services Coordinator for the Telecommunications Center, and the creator of the Wired for Books site. Kurz accepted the award at the San Francisco ceremony, which was webcast live on the Internet from the RealNetworks web site.

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