Awards & Honors

April 2014. LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Victoria Reich and David S. H. Rosenthal have won the 2014 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. Reich and Rosenthal are being recognized for their collaboration on the creation and development of the LOCKSS Program. Originated in 1999, the “open-source, library-led digital preservation system is the first and only system developed that allows institutions to take custody and preserve access to both purchased electronic content and locally created digital content, thus providing a mechanism to safeguard a library’s digital assets. Of particular significance is the expansion of the original purpose of LOCKSS (to preserve and provide access to subscription electronic content) to include Private LOCKSS Networks where communities are empowered to take long-term care of the diverse range of digital materials that are important to them. The LOCKSS technology is being deployed in creative ways through collaborative efforts of like-minded institutions that have an international span.

2011. Library Hi Tech Outstanding Paper Award  was awarded to Dr. David S.H. Rosenthal, Chief Scientist LOCKSS Program for his work, “Format obsolescence: assessing the threat and the defenses”.

February 2008. Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award.  The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that Victoria Reich is the winner of the 2008 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. Vicky is Director and co-founder of the LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Libraries. Additionally, together with the CLOCKSS Board, Vicky established the CLOCKSS Archive. Librarians and publishers are working together via the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS programs to ensure that digital scholarly assets remain available for future readers. Reich regularly takes her message of cooperation and preservation for future generations of students and scholars to conferences and audiences around the world. She has led the crusade for enduring efforts to preserve digital collections for future generations. Members of ALCTS, ALA as a whole and the global community of librarians, scholars and publishers all owe Vicky Reich a great debt of gratitude.

February 2007. ALA ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation. CLOCKSS, or Controlled LOCKSS, is the inaugural recipient of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation. The citation was presented to Victoria Reich, director of the LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Libraries. The ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. It recognizes a demonstrated benefit from actions, services, or products that improve and benefit providing and managing library collections.  CLOCKSS, a non-profit partnership between publishers and libraries, is based on the technology of the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) Program. The shared development and governance by major research libraries and key society and commercial publishers is a remarkable collaborative achievement that creates a solution to the most significant challenge of the digital era.

October 2003. Best Paper 19th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) and Overall ACM 2004 Student Research Competition Grand Finals – Graduate Division – 2nd place for  “Preserving Peer Replicas By Rate-Limited Sampled Voting” which describes the LOCKSS Program’s protocol.