News & Notices
we work hard at making iupac.org up to date, versatile, and accurate,
last summer I (FM) thought that I would enter
the site in a contest for "Best Chemical Site on the Web," sponsored
by ChemIndustry.com Inc.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc; and the Royal Society
of Chemistry, UK. I had nothing to lose and hoped to get a little feedback.
On 1 Sep 2002, the winners and honorees were announced, and I am pleased
to report that www.iupac.org was chosen as an honoree in the "Portals
and Information Hubs" category.
The awards recognize unique and noteworthy internet resources
for chemists, chemical engineers, and chemical industry professionals
in three categories: "Online Courses and Tools", "Portals and Information
Hubs", and "Corporate Sites." The sites must be in English and free
to users. An international panel of 16 distinguished judges in various
chemical fields selected the winners.
In the category "Portals and Information Hubs", there
were 41 contestants. The winner in this categary was the NIST Webbook,
which is a comprehensive database of chemical data. Beside, we can be
proud of putting iupac.org in the good company of resourceful sites.
See for yourself the list below.
Webbook, a comprehensive database of chemical data, provided by NIST