May 17, 2022

Congrats! Peter Brantley is the New Director of Scholarly Communications at

UPDATE: Peter answers eight questions about his work and new job in this Q&A interview with LJ’s Meredith Schwartz.

infoDOCKET would like to congratulate our friend and colleague Peter Brantley on his new job as the Director of Scholarly Communications at

Peter is both well-known and highly respected in both the library and publishing communities.

Prior to taking the job at Peter spent four years at the Internet Archive, an organization that does important and essential work. At IA served as the Director of the Open Bookserver Project.

Before his time at the Internet Archive, he served as Executive Director of the Digital Library Foundation.

In an email, Peter has this to say about and his role there: is a not-for-profit that has received early support from Sloan, Mellon, and the Shuttleworth Foundation to develop open standards for the annotation of network-based knowledge; our most important constituency is the scholarly communications community.

For me, this is a return to a group of people, a set of ideas, and an agenda that I care passionately about, and I am thrilled to be joining a small but superb group head by Dan Whaley, an Internet entrepreneur who founded the Internet Travel Network and who cares deeply about science, and a set of collaborators that already spans the globe.

Peter also blogs for Publisher’s Weekly (his most recent post is about the BibloTech project in San Antonio) and organizes the Books in Browsers conference that’s scheduled for the end of October.

You can learn more about on their web site and in the video embedded below.

On a personal note and in just a few words, Peter Brantley is one great guy. We’re honored to call him a friend. Congrats Peter! Intro from on Vimeo.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.