Chilton and Doering receive Coutts Award

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS



For Immediate Release

March 2, 2010

CHICAGO - The Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has declared Galadriel Chilton, electronic resources librarian and William Doering, systems, catalog & digital initiatives librarian at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, winners of the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management.

The award recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The recipients each receive a $1,000 award generously donated by Coutts Information Services and a citation. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Galadriel Chilton and William Doering developed ERMes, an open source electronic resource management system. It allows for effective management of electronic resources and the various workflows and processes associated with them. ERMes has been continually improved and updated, with much input being gathered from the user community. Today ERMes has been adopted and implemented by more than 30 libraries.

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.