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Martha Anderson receives George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award

From: Kristen Kern <kernk<-at->
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
2013 Cunha/Swartzburg Award to Martha Anderson

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services'
(ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section Committee for the
Hollinger Metal Edge sponsored George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg
Preservation Award has selected Martha Anderson as the 2013
recipient. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at
the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2013 American Library
Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Ms. Anderson retired at the end of 2012 as the Managing Director of
the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure
and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) having served in this position for
five years. She chaired and represented the Library on the
International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Steering
Committee, and helped incubate and/or lead many innovative programs
championed by the Library's Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI).

A pioneer in the field of digital preservation, she managed
initiatives and programs for a national collaborative network of
over 200 preservation partners including developing and implementing
strategies, goals and activities to accomplish work set forth in the
NDIIPP Plan as approved by Congress, including the preparation and
execution of a national collection plan, foundation of a stewardship
network of national partners, building out of technical tools and
services to support the partnerships, sustainability planning,
public policy formation for copyright considerations for digital
preservation, and public outreach to foster public awareness and
support for digital preservation. She led and managed five major
initiatives, including: strategic investments in digital
preservation infrastructure, annual digital preservation partners
meeting, establishing and sustaining a digital preservation
community of practice, convened meetings on particular genres of
emerging digital content, and leadership on storage system
architecture. She was recognized by her peers for not only being a
strong leader but as a community builder in the field of digital
preservation, one of the most significant challenges facing cultural
institutions today. She was able to inspire individuals to work
together towards a common goal and share ownership and
responsibility for this challenge.

Established in 2007, the award honors the memory of George Cunha and
Susan Swartzburg, early leaders in cooperative preservation
programming and strong advocates for collaboration in the field of
preservation. The award acknowledges and supports cooperative
preservation projects and/or rewards individuals or groups that
foster collaboration for preservation goals.

The Association for Library Collections and 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.

Kristen Kern
Fine and Performing Arts Librarian
Portland State Library
503-725-5218


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