Library Technology Guides

Product and Company News and Announcements


June 22, 2018

(The Library Corporation) he Library Corporation is pleased to announce the hire of Monique Sendze as Director of Technology Strategy. Sendze joins the TLC and CARL.X team with formidable library and technology experience, operating in the industry for nearly 20 years.

June 19, 2018

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced the promotion of Lara Henry to Vice President of Metadata Services.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced the promotion of Kelly Barrall to Vice President, Digitization Services.

June 18, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Oren Beit-Arie as Chief Strategy Officer. After successfully leading Ex Libris strategy, he has assumed a new role overseeing the continuing development and promotion of ProQuest’s long-term enterprise strategy. Working in close partnership with general managers across the company, he will manage a comprehensive product roadmap and support the development and launch of critical initiatives.

May 25, 2018

(DuraSpace) Debra Hanken Kurtz will leave her post as CEO at DuraSpace to serve as the Associate University Librarian for Technology Services at Arizona State University Library. As of June 1, Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager at DuraSpace, will serve as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. Valorie Hollister, DuraSpace Director of Membership and Finance, and Bill Branan, Duraspace Services Technical Director, will assist Ms. Tripp with the transition.

May 16, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC Research announced that Chela Scott Weber has joined the OCLC Research Library Partnership as Senior Program Officer. In this role, Weber will help enact the OCLC research and learning agenda that she crafted in 2017 as she served as a practitioner researcher-in-residence.

May 10, 2018

(Digital Science) Steve Yemm has been BioData’s Vice President of Sales for the last two years. During this time the company has successfully transitioned from a business-to-consumer model for purchase by single users, to one that delivers SaaS software solutions for institutions and companies in the life sciences. BioData´s flagship product Labguru is a secure, web-based Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) which records and manages laboratory data and inventory, helping labs to run more efficiently.

May 2, 2018

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has announced the appointment of Keith Collier to a newly-created leadership position of Managing Director, Publisher Services in the Scientific and Academic Research division.

April 4, 2018

(Zift Solutions) Zift Solutions, the Enterprise Channel Management leader, announced today that James Tallman has joined its Board of Directors as an independent director.

March 12, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services, announces the retirement of NoveList Co-Founders Duncan Smith and Roger Rohweder. During their tenure with NoveList, Smith and Rohweder have helped empower librarians and connect communities through the readers’ advisory solution. Danielle Borasky has accepted the position of Vice President and will take on leadership of NoveList.

February 27, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools including DynaMed Plus and Dynamic Health, announced the addition of Diane Hanson to the team at Dynamic Health. Hanson, who brings extensive experience in executive leadership, quality patient care as well as product strategy and management, will serve as the editor-in-chief of the nursing and allied health resource.

February 21, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., announced the election of Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi to the Ingram Board of Directors. The privately held company’s businesses include Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group.

February 7, 2018

(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have elected Elizabeth Alexander to be the Foundation’s next President, effective March 2018. Alexander will succeed Earl Lewis, who has served as President since 2013.

February 6, 2018

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonny Dulfo to Vice President of Metadata Services. Sonny has been working with special and academic libraries since 1996. He most recently served for six years as library director for The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. His vast experience has also included serving as bibliographic services department head, cataloging librarian, and technical specialist

February 5, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Rich Belanger as senior vice president and general manager of its Books business unit. Roger Valade has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Kevin Sayar, co-founder of ebrary and leader of the ProQuest Books team since 2011, is taking on an advisory role where his expertise will continue to help ProQuest’s Books business grow and thrive.

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