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a. Roy Tennant Receives Literati Club Award for Excellence; Named User Services Architect

Roy Tennant’s article, “A bibliographic metadata infrastructure for the twenty-first century,” has been named the 2005 Literati Club Awards for Excellence outstanding paper for the journal Library Hi Tech.

A copy of the article can be found on the E-LIS repository at .

More information about the award is available at

In addition, the CDL is pleased to officially announce Roy Tennant’s new job title: User Services Architect.  Roy has been acting in this capacity for some months now, especially in his work with the Metasearch project.

Previously, Roy performed the same role for eScholarship, along with being a jack of all trades.  Now he will bring his skills in identifying promising technologies, formulating a plan for how we might best use them, and leading or working on efforts to test, develop, and move technologies to production status to a broader range of the CDL’s projects.

b. Robin Chandler Awarded the California Heritage Preservation Archivist Award of Excellence

The California Heritage Preservation Commission has selected Robin Chandler to receive the 2004 Archivist Award of Excellence.  To quote in parts from the letter announcing the award: “The Archivist Award of Excellence was established by the Cal Heritage Preservation Commission to honor individuals who have done superior work in archives and records management within California…”

Robin was nominated for her work in developing the Online Archive of California (OAC), and in selecting her, the commissioners focused on the tremendous impact that the OAC has had statewide and beyond, as well as on Robin’s vision and leadership.

c. Adrian Turner Named CDL Data Consultant

On January 31, 2005, Adrian Turner began working in his new position as the CDL Data Consultant.

Adrian has served two years as the OAC Operations Coordinator, working closely with the CDL Digital Ingest Group and coordinating the OAC Operations Group and the OAC Working Group and subcommittees.  In this role, he has been actively involved in coordinating OAC operational activities, in addition to several important OAC and CDL projects including the Local History Digital Resources Project and the CDL Guidelines for Digital Objects.

On these projects, Adrian has worked to translate technical information for lay users seeking to contribute content.  In his new role, Adrian will be working with a broad range of CDL staff to explore ways to apply his data consultant skills to emerging CDL projects, initiatives, and priorities.

Please join us in congratulating Adrian on his new position!