Emery and Stone receive Ingram Coutts Innovation Award

For Immediate Release
Mon, 02/23/2015


Christine McConnell

Communication Specialist

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

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CHICAGO —The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management. Jill Emery, collection development librarian at Portland State University, and Graham Stone, information resources manager at University of Huddersfield, are recognized for their work on the Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS) and Open Access Workflows for Academic Libraries (OAWAL) projects. The award recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The recipient receives a $2,000 award generously donated by Coutts Information Services, a division of Ingram, and a citation. The Ingram Coutts Award will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exposition on Saturday, June 27, 2015 in San Francisco.

Emery and Stone first developed TERMS, a crowdsourced guide to best practices for managing electronic resources with input from hundreds of librarians worldwide and six editors from three countries. TERMS successfully documents effective processes and procedures that can be implemented by libraries of any size or situation. Building on the achievements of TERMS, Emery and Stone are currently developing a new process and structure for managing open access content by sharing draft guidelines in OAWAL via blogs, Twitter, Facebook and in-person at conferences. Their methods have been shared broadly, have encouraged participation and have demonstrated significant impact on an international level. By addressing selection issues and processes, Emery and Stone have created effective organizational structures for electronic resource workflow management that have positively influenced the worldwide library community.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection management, preservation, electronic and continuing resources. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.