Contact: Mary Taylor
Executive Director, LITA
For Immediate Release
April 17, 2007
LITA names 2007 Kilgour award winner
CHICAGO - Richard Pearce-Moses is the winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology for 2007. The award is sponsored by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
“The Kilgour Award Committee takes great pleasure in acknowledging the work contributions of Richard Pearce-Moses, whose work in the area of preservation of Web information resources, together with the blending of professional practices and new technologies, provide a conceptual shift in the thinking of the organization of large-scale collections of digital information,” said Susan K. Martin, chair of the award committee.
Among Pearce-Moses’ achievements is the Arizona Model for preservation and access of web documents. The Model evolved from his work at the
The Arizona Model is currently a major component of a research project developed by the
As president of the Society of American Archivists in 2005-2006, he worked diligently to build bridges between the records, archives, and library communities. He has a genuine vision of the broad information environment and a commitment to forging collaboration to ensure the preservation of the cultural record.
Pearce-Moses received a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from
The award was established to honor the achievements of Frederick G. Kilgour, the founder of OCLC and a seminal figure in library automation. The award is given to a person who has amassed a significant body of research in the field of library and information technology. Particular recognition is given to research which results in a positive and substantive impact on the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. The award consists of $2,000, an expense paid trip to the ALA Annual Conference, and a citation of merit. Pearce-Moses will be accepting the award at the LITA President's Program on Sunday, June 24, 2007, at the ALA Annual Conference in
The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) members are information technology professionals dedicated to educating, serving, and reaching out to the entire library and information community. LITA is a division of the American Library Association.