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First ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation Awarded to CLOCKSS

First ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation Awarded to CLOCKSS

ALCTS is proud to announce the CLOCKSS initiative as the inaugural winner of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation. CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS), a not-for-profit partnership, leverages the contributions of key members of the scholarly communications community. Building on the widely-used LOCKSS system and working outside the limitations of business models or current technology, CLOCKSS is creating a distributed, validated, platform-neutral archive to ensure the long-term preservation of digitally published scholarly materials. CLOCKSS benefits everyone regardless of their ability to pay. By working together to develop and govern the archive, CLOCKSS is a shared solution to one of the most significant challenges of the digital era.

The ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. It recognizes a demonstrated benefit from actions, services, or products that improve and benefit providing and managing library collections. The citation may be presented to two or more individuals or groups who have participated jointly in an appropriate achievement. Accomplishments that expose problems may be as valuable as successes. The citation will be presented in a year when an achievement of merit has occurred. Recognized forms of collaboration must be between library personnel and other individuals or groups such as: publishers, vendors, cultural organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and the like. Results of a collaborative effort must demonstrate advancement in collection management or technical services working environments.

The citation will be presented to Victoria Reich at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 24 at 4:00PM at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

Lauren Corbett
Head of Acquisitions
Emory University -- Woodruff Library
ph: 404 712 1818
fax: 404 727 0408
email: lcorbet@emory.edu