In 1988 I moved from the National Agricultural Library in Washington D.C. where I was Head of Serials and Acquisitions to Stanford University, to take a very similar position. In the mid 90′s when the Web was coming into common use, I left technical services and joined a small team to help start HighWire Press. Fourteen years ago I co-founded the LOCKSS Program. The LOCKSS Program empowers libraries to build and preserve their own local digital collections: to re-implement the paper model where libraries pay once, take custody of materials, and access it forever with no further fees. During the 1980′s I was at the Library of Congress in two different positions. As staff to the Librarian of Congress (Dr. Daniel Joseph Boorstin) I worked on copyright digital deposit, digital preservation and user computer interface design. Prior to working for Dr. Boorstin, I was a Science reference librarian. Wandering the stacks of the Library of Congress to answer a reference question or just because I could, remains a highlight of my professional career. I received my library degree at the University of Michigan, where as a very young librarian I was head of a branch library and a reference librarian.
Victoria Reich is Executive Director of the LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Library, [www.lockss.org]. The LOCKSS Program empowers libraries to locally archive for-fee and open access titles, ensuring perpetual access. The over 520 publishers participating in the Global LOCKSS Network have ensured their web-published content remains authentic and accessible for tomorrow’s readers. Libraries use LOCKSS to build and preserve authorized digital collections. Publishers participate in LOCKSS to provide continuous access to readers, optimizing reader traffic. Victoria helped to launch the CLOCKSS Archive and HighWire Press. She has extensive library experience, having held positions at Stanford University Libraries, the U.S. National Agricultural Library, the Library of Congress and the University of Michigan. Victoria is on several Advisory Boards, including “Stanford Copyright & Fair Use.” She received the 2008 American Libraries Association Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award and participated in the seminal 2001 BOAI meeting.
Selected Professional Activities
- Copyright and Fair Use. Vicky is on the Advisory Board of this fantastic resource.
- The eJUSt (electronic Journal User Study) studied the early impact of ejournals on scholars, publishers, and librarians and through interviews, online surveys and data mining explored how readers use and perceive online journals.
- Talks: More Recent and Prior to 2006
- Publications: More Recent and Prior to 2006
- Professional Service: SSP Program Committee 2008-2012
- Assistant Director, HighWire Press, Stanford University Libraries. Vicky worked for Highwire Press, Internet imprint of the Stanford University Libraries, through August 2002 as Assistant Director and Digital Librarian where she advised publishers on institutional subscription models and licenses.
- Chief, Serials and Acquisitions Dept, L&IR, Stanford University
- Chief, Serials Department, SUL, Stanford University
- Head, Acquisitions Branch, National Agricultural Library
- Planning Librarian, Office of the Librarian, The Library of Congress
- Science Reference Librarian, Science Division, The Library of Congress
- Head, Librarian Mental Health Research Institute, University of Michigan
- Assistant Librarian Head Circulation and Reference, Natural Science Library, University of Michigan
- Literature Searcher, Technical Library, The Upjohn Company
For a lighthearted description of one day of work at the LOCKSS Progam, see A day in the life…Serials, March 2011 (24/1), page 95.