Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Noted & Quoted

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Noted & Quoted

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The Colorado State Library has named Sharon Morris its library development director. In this position, she will oversee consulting services for school, public, and institutional libraries, as well as training and professional development for librarians across the state.

Prior to this, Morris was a technology/digital initiatives consultant for the Colorado State Library's networking and resource-sharing unit, where she helped develop the virtual reference website AskColorado. She is the Colorado Association of Libraries' secretary.

Morris holds an M.L.S. from Emporia State University.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announced that Victoria Reich is the recipient of the 2008 Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award.

Currently, Reich is the director (and co-founder) of the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Program at Stanford University Libraries. She also is working to establish the CLOCKSS (controlled LOCKSS) initiative. The award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest.

Previously, Reich was involved in the creation of Stanford University's High Wire Press.

In a separate release, ALCTS named Carol Pitts Diedrichs as the recipient of the 2008 ALCTS Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, consists of $3,000 and a citation.

Currently, Diedrichs is dean of libraries and William T. Young Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky Libraries. Previously, she was editorin-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services. She also helped create the first web-based course offered by ALCTS, Fundamentals of Acquisitions. Diedrichs has held several positions in ALCTS, including president and director-at-large on the board of directors.

Library and Archives Canada announced that Ian E. Wilson, the librarian and archivist of Canada, has been elected president of the International Council on Archives (ICA). ICA is the professional organization for the world archival community, promoting preservation, development, and use of the world's archives.

Prior to this, he was the national archivist of Canada. Before that, he was appointed archivist of Ontario. Previously, he was Saskatchewan's provincial archivist, and he started his career at Queen's University Archives.

North Carolina State University (NCSU) announced the appointment of Markus Wust as digital collections and preservation librarian. In this role, Wust will lead the development and implementation of digital preservation policies and procedures to support digital collections. He will also participate in planning and implementing local and large-scale digitization projects.

Most recently, Wust was an NCSU Libraries Fellow at the Special Collections Research Center. While in his regular department of digital library initiatives, he developed MobiLIB, library services for mobile devices, and FacetBrowser, a faceted browsing interface used to create customized booklist displays. Prior to his Fellow appointment, he was a graduate assistant in the School of Library and Information Studies, a research assistant for the Text Analysis Portal for Research, and a technology mentor for the Technology Edge for Arts Students Project at the University of Alberta.

In a separate release, NCSU Libraries announced that Wust is the recipient of a Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum Fellowship for Librarians New to the Profession. …

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