Technology Award

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) annually awards the AIIP Technology Award. The award recognizes innovative products that enhance the working environment of the independent information professional. Each year's awardee is a new product or technology that helps information professionals with their day-to-day operations in locating, analyzing and organizing, and delivering information.

Awards Committee

Ellen Naylor, Chair

Previous winners


AIIP Past President Scott Brown presents the award to Literature and Latte's Ioa Petra’ka in Portland OR.

Scrivener is a powerful, personal content-generation and management system for writers and researchers. It helps writers through all stages of the writing and authorship process, from collecting and organizing research, notes and disparate ideas, to finding that elusive structure and composing coherent text.


AIIP Past President Cindy Shamel presented the Technology Award to Andrey Mizik, Co-Founder, Co-CEO & CTO for WordsAnalytics. Photo by Jim Tchobanoff


Awarded to WordsAnalytics Inc. for its web-based program that provides a textual analytics approach for searching Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Edgar regulatory filings and GAAP reporting requirements. 

AIIP Technology Award 2012

AIIP President Scott Brown personally presented the Technology Award to Tony Landolt, Sales Executive for Reprints Desk, parent of Bibliogo, at the Internet Librarian Conference on October 23, in Monterey, CA, USA.


Awarded to Bibliogo based on its ability to manage the researching, tracking, and analysis of scientific literature.


Libby Trudell (left) accepts AIIP Technology Award from Cindy Shamel, a past president of the association. Photo by Jim Tchobanoff.

ProQuest Dialog

Awarded to ProQuest Dialog in recognition of significant improvements that have made ProQuest Dialog a more user-friendly and powerful tool and service for retrieving information.



Marcy Phelps, AIIP Past President, congratulates Linda Stevenson, CEO, LucidityWorks LLC, on winning the 2010 AIIP Technology Award at the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, California, October 26, 2010. Photo by Cindy Shamel, Shamel Information Services.

LucidityWorks LLC

Awarded to LucidityWorks LLC for Lucidity, its innovative digital research assistant software application for professional researchers.

PRAIIP Tech Award 2010 Revised.pdf


Daryl Scott, CEO, Attaain Inc., accepts the 2009 AIIP Technology Award from Marcy Phelps, AIIP President at the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, California, October 27, 2009. Photo by Cindy Shamel, Shamel Information Services.

Attaain Inc.

Awarded to Attaain Inc. for AttaainCI, a competitive intelligence and market intelligence tool.


Cindy Shamel (left), a past president of AIIP, presents the AIIP Technology Award to Marie Varelas, Librarian Relations Specialist at 10-K Wizard for their Regulatory Database offering at Internet Librarian in Monterey, Calif. October 21, 2008. Photo by Debbie Hunt, Information Edge.

10-K Wizard

Awarded to 10-K Wizard, for its Regulatory Database product.

2007   XLineSoft

Awarded to XLineSoft, for their online database product, ASPRunner Professional.

2006   (No award made because of change in timing of award.)  
2005   Copernic Technologies, Inc.

Copernic Technologies, Inc. for their product Copernic Desktop Search (CDS)

2004   Net Snippets

Net Snippets for their Professional Edition -- a drag-and-drop information aggregator.

AIIP Technology Award Press Release 2004 (1).pdf

2003   Google, Inc.

Google, Inc. for their Google Toolbar product

2002   askSam Systems

askSam Systems for their product, askSam 5

2001   Genteq Software, Inc.

Genteq Software, Inc. for their product eGems Collector Pro

2000   Edgar Online, Inc.

Edgar Online, Inc. for their product IPO Express

AIIP Technology Award Press Release 2000.pdf

1999   Webforia

Webforia for their product Webforia Organizer


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