IS&T Award - 2003
Congratulations to Janet Ormes, recipient
of GSFC's Third Annual Excellence in Information Science and Technology
This award is presented annually to the Goddard employee(s) who best
exhibit(s) broad, significant contributions to Goddard programs or projects
in the areas of information science and technology. The award recognizes
career achievement or a specific act of exceptional merit that was completed
in the previous year.
Janet Ormes, Assitant CIO for Library Information Services and Head,
Library Information Services Branch
The 2003 Award was presented to Ms. Janet Ormes for her strong, sustained
leadership in advancing the use of information technologies and for
eliminating the boundaries between traditional library support and the
need for preserving knowledge unique to the Goddard Space Flight Center.
She is a pioneer in the use of the Open Archival Information System
(OAIS) Reference Model for managing and preserving electronic resources.
Ms. Ormes was a trailblazer in the use of web resources to share electronic
information from library sources directly to the desktop. All of the
services available from GSFC library are now accessible through the
Web. Under Janet's direction, the Library catalog system was upgraded
and a customizable MyLibrary portal was developed. Patrons can renew
their materials; request holds on unavailable titles, request interlibrary
loans, database searches and research assistance; provide suggestions
for purchases or new services; or contact any staff member. The ability
to perform these tasks online saves Goddard researchers valuable time
as well as providing them with the most current information available
at the most cost-effective means for the Center. Desktop access to approximately
1200 active journal subscriptions, 1500 electronic journal links, over
500 e-books, and hundreds of databases are available to all of Goddard.
Ms. Ormes continually seeks out opportunities to push the library's
capabilities and services far beyond those of a traditional library,
and one of her great strengths is her ability to form partnerships both
within and outside Goddard to further these capabilities. She promotes
Goddard's reputation as a leader in knowledge management through these
partnerships and in taking on leadership roles.
It is particularly satisfying that Goddard is recognizing Janet's information
technology advocacy in the same year that the Library is the winner
of the Federal Library of the Year 2002 Award from a pool of over 1000
federal libraries and information centers.
The Spring 2003 Series concluded on May 21, 2003 with a special colloquium
held in conjunction with presentation of the Center's third annual Excellence
in Information Science and Technology Award.
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