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Mark Twain Project Online Receives Award for Best Reference Web Site 2011

The Mark Twain Project Online (MTPO), a joint project of the Mark Twain Papers and Project of The Bancroft Library, the California Digital Library, and the University of California Press, was selected as one of the MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2011.  MARS (Machine-Assisted Reference Section) is the “MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference” section of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association (ALA).

The MTPO web site ( was voted for by member librarians from around the United States.  The MTPO web site is one of 25 web pages to be recognized by MARS this year as an outstanding site for reference information and is included in the list of MARS Best of Free Reference Web Sites of 2011 (

Congratulations to all who worked on this fantastic resource!