Standards: Copyright Clearance Center’s Heather Reid Elected Chair of the National Information Standards Organization
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), has announced that its Senior Director, Data Services & Standards, Heather Reid, was elected Chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).
Reid will also serve on NISO’s Open Access (OA) Indicators working group, which is charged with developing a metadata standard for indicating the OA status of a given article.
Reid has more than 25 years’ experience in libraries and publishing, including past positions at the Harvard University Library and EBSCO Publishing. In her current position, she leads teams responsible for maintaining CCC’s database of bibliographic and rights data. She also sits on the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Rights Committee, which is developing a standard format to express rights information, and BISG’s Content Structure Committee, which develops best practices for representing book content for print and digital output.
“I am honored to have been elected Chair of NISO as so many of the initiatives that NISO is engaged in are of critical importance to the future of libraries and publishing, including open access, alternative metrics, and the increasingly important role played by discovery systems,” said Reid. “I look forward to engaging with NISO’s membership constituencies on these and other areas where standards development is critical to ongoing success.”
About Gary Price
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.