This week’s profile comes from our 2011 Charleston Conference First Time Attendees list. Mikiko will be presenting a session titled “The Effect of the Earthquake and Tsunami on Libraries and the Conduct of Research and Publication in Japan” at the Conference on Thursday, November 3. See program for details.
Name: Mikiko Tanifugi
Title: General Manager
Organization: National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
Born and Lived: Born in Tokyo, Japan
Professional Career and Activities: Society Publisher for 17 years, Managing Director of Library for 5 years, Open Access journal publisher for 6 years.
Favorite Books: Dick Francis (missing him after his passing away)
Memorable Career Acheivements: Receiving a President Award for a gold open access journal publishing “Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM)” this year!
Goal I’d like to achieve five years from now: Provision of one-stop-archiving of research data extracts web services instantly, with easy interface and flexible management.
How/Where I See the Industry in Five Years: More journals, more papers will lead more vendors’ products, but still not ideal solution, but new type of vendors such as book store or mobile industry will join our world, that hopefully situmilate personal library on the web.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.