2005 - Howard Alper
HALIFAX, September 29, 2005 - The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) recognized Dr. Howard Alper, Professor of Chemistry and Vice-President Research, University of Ottawa, as the winner of the 2005 CARL award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship.
The award is presented annually to an individual at a CARL-member institution who has made a substantial local, national and/or international contribution to academic research librarianship.
Dr. Alper received this year's award in recognition of his outstanding leadership as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), formerly the Canadian National Site Licensing Project (CNSLP).
has revolutionized the research infrastructure in Canada by providing expanded, equitable and cost-effective access to digital forms of scholarly content for the benefit of the research community.
As an internationally-recognized initiative, CRKN
is an outstanding example of how vision, collaboration and investment on a national scale can ensure diverse research communities have the knowledge resources they need to fuel innovation in Canada. CRKN
presently has 74 member universities and currently provides access to over $40 million of licensed digital materials.
In presenting the Award CARL President John Teskey stated: "Howard Alper has received numerous awards and honours from his professional colleagues and peers.
In addition, Dr. Alper was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1999.
It is recognition of Dr. Alper's
diverse interests and talents that the research library community of Canada recognizes him today."
has transformed the Canadian landscape by enabling new partnerships and positioning Canada to be globally competitive in research and innovation", noted Dr. Alper