CIS/ALA/GODORT "Documents to the People" Award

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About the CIS/ALA/GODORT "Documents to the People" Award
The CIS/GODORT/ALA "Documents to the People" Award is a tribute to an individual, library, institution, or other non-commercial group that has most effectively encouraged the use of government documents in support of library service.

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2010 Recipient(s)

Maliaca Oxnam

Steering Committee Chair and Project Manager of the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL). Maliaca is currently the Research Support Services Librarian at the University of Arizona.

Maliaca has directed TRAIL since its inception. She continues to provide leadership roles not only with this project but as well in leading several strategic projects for UAL, including leading the development of the institution's campus repository service. Maliaca has also served as Chair of the Strategic Long Range Planning Team for the Libraries, served as a co-PI for the development of the Geotechnical Rock & Water Resources Digital Library (GROW) and served as a key participant on Einstein's Protégé's": A Heuristic approach to Bridging the Gap between Faculty Expectations and Student Preparedness which explored the use of peer-mentors for instruction in the classroom. TRAIL is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with Center for Research Libraries and other interested agencies and partners to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975. The TRAIL project began under the auspices of the Greater Western Library Alliance. The TRAIL Pilot Interface, hosted at the University of Hawaii of Manoa, provides access to the first set of documents TRAIL scanned and contains the following report series: • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Civil Effects Test Operations (AEC-CEX) • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Lovelace Foundation for Medical Education and Research (AEC-LF) • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Health and Safety Laboratory (AEC-HASL) • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Radiation Instruments Branch (AEC-RIB) • U.S. National Bureau of Standards, Monographs • U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin A new TRAIL Interface, available in the Summer of 2010, will provide access to all documents acquired and digitized through TRAIL, including those deposited in the HathiTrust Digital Repository and in the University of North Texas Digital Library.