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George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award recipient

From: Evelyn Frangakis <efrangakis<-a>
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
First LBI Cunha/Swartzburg Award to Ryder

Congratulations to Becky Ryder on her award as the first recipient
of the LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award!

Becky Ryder is the winner of the inaugural LBI George Cunha and
Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award. The Preservation and
Reformatting Section (PARS) of ALCTS will present the award on
Sunday, June 29, 2008 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2008
American Library Association meeting in Anaheim, California.

The Cunha/Swartzburg Award is sponsored by LBI: The Library Binding
Institute and includes a $1,250 grant and citation.

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.

Ryder, head of the preservation department at the University of
Kentucky Libraries, has made a wealth of contributions to the
preservation field. She has an ongoing commitment to collaboration
in advancing the preservation of library and archival materials and
serves as an educator in both formal educational and professional
development settings.

With her expertise in preservation microfilming efforts, she has
readily moved that expertise into the digital environment. For 12
years she was project director of the SOLINET/ASERL cooperative
microfilming projects. Ms. Ryder also has served as project
co-manager of 'Beyond the Shelf: Serving Historic Kentuckiana
Through Virtual Access,' through which 2,700 titles serving as the
premier representation of Kentucky history are available through the
Kentucky Virtual Library.

She has been  an integral part of the University of Kentucky
National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) team, since the inception
of the program in 2005. Taking lessons learned from NDNP, she and
her institutional colleagues developed the 'Meta ' Morphosis'
conference to share approaches in converting early newspapers on
microfilm and preserving the resulting digital content.

Ryder's work with the Keenland Racetrack Library on a hybrid
microfilm/digital project makes available a keyword searchable
digital archive of the Triple Crown race coverage, while preserving
the physical volumes and addressing long-term storage of the digital
files.

Ryder's broader collaborative service to preservation includes
membership on SOLINET's preservation advisory committee and her work
as an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky School of
Library and Information Science.

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.

Evelyn Frangakis, (Award Committee Chair)
Aaron and Clara Greenhut Rabinowitz Chief Librarian for Preservation
Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
The New York Public Library Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
212-930-0567
Fax: 212-302-5328


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