Vicky Reich receives Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award

Contact: Charles Wilt
Executive Director, ALCTS
(312) 280-5030
cwilt@ala.org
For Immediate Release,
February 22, 2008

Vicky Reich receives Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO-The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that Vicky Reich is the winner of the 2008 Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award. Reich's contributions have helped to create digital publishing, preservation and archiving solutions for scholarly content. This award for distinguished contributions to serials consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuestCSA.

Reich is Director and co-founder of the LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Libraries.  Additionally, together with the CLOCKSS Board, Vicky is working to establish the CLOCKSS initiative, a trusted community archive. Librarians and publishers are working together via the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS programs to ensure that digital scholarly assets remain available for future readers.

LOCKSS - which stands for “Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe” - uses open-source software that provides librarians with an easy and inexpensive way to electronically collect, store, preserve and ensure perpetual access to their own local copy of authorized content. CLOCKSS - “Controlled LOCKSS” - is a not-for-profit partnership that leverages the contributions of key members of the scholarly communication community by creating a distributed, validated, platform-neutral archive that will ensure the long-term preservation of digitally published scholarly materials.

Reich regularly takes her message of cooperation and preservation for future generations of students and scholars to conferences and audiences around the world, having delivered more than 60 presentations since 2000, one-third of them delivered outside the United States.

She has led the crusade for enduring efforts to preserve digital collections for future generations. Members of ALCTS, ALA as a whole and the global community of librarians, scholars and publishers all owe Vicky Reich a great debt of gratitude.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.