ALCTS Presidential Citation awarded to "Pattern Recognition," the 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan

Cathy De Rosa, Lorcan Dempsey and Alane Wilson have been awarded the Presidential Citation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services for "Pattern Recognition," the 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan. The award will be presented by Brian Schottlaender, ALCTS President, at the June 27 ALCTS Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Each year the ALCTS President has the opportunity to award citations to individuals whose contributions do not fit the criteria used for other standing awards.  Mr. Schottlaender termed "Pattern Recognition" as "far more than the 'typical' environmental scan...[it] is destined to become a classic in the field.  I join my ALCTS colleagues in extending our congratulations to Lorcan and his OCLC collegues on a most excellent piece of work!"

Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, OCLC Research, characterized the award as an acknowledgement of all the OCLC people who worked on the scan as well as the many others who provided input to it.

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Pattern Recognition

Lorcan Dempsey

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

2004 ALA Annual Conference

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Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President
OCLC Research

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research