Counter-director Lorraine Estelle won the ALPSP award for her contribution to scholarly publishing, while Charlesworth Gateway and GigaByte were named winners of the innovation in publishing award.
The announcement was made at the ALPSP conference dinner in Manchester on September 15.
Estelle began her career in publishing before leading the Jisc Collections team in 2002, becoming CEO when it became a standalone organization in 2006. At Jisc, she led digital content sourcing for education and research in the UK. His team created the Journals Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP), which libraries have found useful in evaluating their usage metrics.
In 2015, Estelle joined Counter, a non-profit organization supported by libraries and publishers to develop a code of practice on the use of electronic resources. She brought with her an understanding of the challenges faced by librarians and data analysts from her experience with setting up JUSP. Under his leadership, Counter has developed standards for usage data and is used by libraries and publishers around the world. She also works with UKSG, an international association that encourages the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication.
The ALPSP said: “Lorraine is a great leader and highly respected by his peers. She has always given generously of her time, contributing to events and publications, as well as a trustee of the UKSG and editor of the UKSG journal. Knowledge. She also made a point of mentoring others, helping them identify their strengths and making their own contribution to our community.