Awards roll in for NLS magazine

Illustration of Charles Darwin on issue 13 cover

The National Library of Scotland's free quarterly magazine has scooped two prestigious publishing prizes.

'Discover NLS' was voted 'Customer Magazine of the Year' at the Scottish Magazine Awards organised by the magazine trade association PPA. Judges described the magazine as 'strong, well designed and packaged with fabulous information which breathes life into history'.

At the CorpComms awards, 'Discover NLS' took the title of 'Best Corporate Publication' for a non-profit and public sector organisation in the UK. Other winners on the night included Marks & Spencer, National Grid, Macmillan and Unilever.

The magazine was also shortlisted for the 'Customer Magazine of the Year' at the UK-wide Independent Publisher Awards.

NLS Director of Customer Services Alexandra Miller said of the awards:

'This success is a tribute to the wonders of our great collections and to our colleagues all over the Library who play a part in making them accessible. We are also grateful to our external contributors who have shared their passion for our collections with our readers. We regularly receive very positive feedback on the magazine from readers in Scotland and around the world.'

'Discover NLS' is produced for the Library by Glasgow-based publishers Think Scotland.

Read the magazine awards press release

11 December 2009

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