"Time to Optimise, Says British Library's Higher Education Chief"
From the Times Higher Ed. Supplement:
Ms [Maja] Maricevic sees her role as helping the British Library “effectively underpin the UK research infrastructure at the time when we need to optimise all available resources” and forging new alliances with senior university librarians.
Among the initiatives she hopes to build on are the Electronic Thesis Online Service and the UK Research Reserve, which she calls “fantastic examples of the library working with universities to add value”.
Ms Maricevic also plans to develop further projects to ease the pressure on university library space through reducing holdings of low-use journals and digitisation programmes with Jisc.
“My experience of how institutions function operationally and financially, and how change works, should prove useful,” she said.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.