ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation Gracemary Smulewitz 06 Mar 2008 22:45 UTC

For Immediate Release Contact: Charles Wilt
February 26, 2008 Executive Director, ALCTS

Chandler and Pesch Receive ALCTS Collaboration Citation

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is
proud to announce that the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation is
awarded to CTS Information Technology Librarian, Adam Chandler, Cornell
University; and Oliver Pesch, Chief Strategist, Information Technology,
EBSCO Information Services, in recognition of their leadership of the
SUSHI Working Group in the development of the NISO Standardized Usage
Statistics Harvesting Initiative, or “SUSHI.” The results of their work
have a universal impact on usage statistic measurement and provide a
technical model for gathering usage statistics for electronic resources.
SUSHI is a protocol that allows data for electronic resources to be
transported from data providers to tools like e-resource management
systems using an automated process. With the increase in electronic
resource collections, it is extremely valuable to the collection
development process to have this protocol and automated method for
statistics gathering. Adam and Oliver’s leadership of a collaborative
effort in providing the library community with a very valuable tool is
The citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on Sunday,
June 29, at the American Library Association Annual Conference in
Anaheim, Calif.
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 the provision and management of library
The Association for Library Collections & 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.

Gracemary Smulewitz

Head, Distributed Technical Services
Rutgers University Libraries
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Phone: 732-932-7388 ext 161
Fax: 732-932-8141