LRRT announces winner of first Ingenta Research Award

Contact: Denise M. Davis

Director, Office for Research & Statistics
For Immediate Release

May 25, 2005

LRRT announces winner of first Ingenta Research Award

CHICAGO - The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announced today that Patricia K. Galloway, assistant professor of archival enterprise, University of Texas School of Information, is the winner of the first Ingenta Research Award.

Sponsored by Ingenta, LRRT gives the award annually to support research projects about acquisition, use and preservation of digital information. The award will support Galloway's study, “Institutionalizing a University Department-Level Institutional Repository.”

“The development of institutional repositories holds great promise for preserving and making accessible scholarship of universities,” said Stephen Wiberley, chair of the Ingenta Award selection committee. “For these repositories to be successful, we must increase our understanding of their benefits and costs. Patricia Galloway's study will investigate the interests of faculty in depositing their work, the costs of developing and maintaining a departmental repository, and the repository's value for teaching and research.”

“The subject of institutional repositories engenders much debate in the information community, but discussions have often been hindered by a lack of supporting evidence,” said Douglas Wright, vice president of Ingenta. “We are pleased to be able to fund research into such a crucial issue and expect that Dr. Galloway's study will provide valuable data to inform and develop the various perspectives.”

The Ingenta Award provides up to $6000 to sponsor research and $1,000 to support travel to a conference to present the results of that research.

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) was founded in 1968 to contribute toward the extension and improvement of library research. LRRT organizes activities that support and recognize research and it provides public programs that inform and educate ALA members about the theoretical base of the field and about research methods and findings that improve library services and administration.

In genta is the global market leader in the management and distribution of published scientific, professional and academic research via the Internet, and develops and maintains specialist websites for publishers, self-publishing societies and libraries.

For publishers of scientific, professional and academic periodicals, journals and reference works, Ingenta provides a suite of publisher services including data conversion, secure online hosting, access control and distribution services. For libraries and information professionals, Ingenta offers collection management and comprehensive document delivery options. Ingenta's collection of research content – 17 million articles from more than 6,100 online publications and 28,500 fax and Ariel delivered publications – is accessed by millions of researchers and librarians a month via and other websites.