Archives/Digital Preservation: "Kate Wittenberg Appointed Portico Managing Director"
ITHAKA is pleased to announce that Kate Wittenberg has been appointed the new Managing Director of Portico, effective September 1. Eileen Fenton, who successfully led Portico since its founding in 2002, will work closely with Kate over the coming weeks as Kate transitions fully into her new role and concludes projects for Ithaka S+R. Eileen will continue in her role as ITHAKA’s Executive Vice President of Technology & Content Services.
Kate brings a deep understanding of issues at the intersection of digital technologies, academic libraries, and scholarly publishing to Portico. During her time as Project Director, Client and Partnership Development for Ithaka S+R, Kate’s innovative work with libraries and publishers helped to develop resources, products, and services that enabled these communities to grow as vibrant digital organizations while remaining true to their core missions.
Kate spent most of her career at Columbia, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of Columbia University Press until 1999, and went on to found and direct EPIC (the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia) for the university. EPIC was a pioneering initiative in digital publishing, and a model publishing partnership for libraries, presses, and academic IT departments.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.