- Brian Bannon (CPL) and Chris Bourg (MIT) Join the DPLA Board of Directors as Two Founding Board Members Depart
According to infoDOCKET citing the DPLA Blog “On July 1, 2017, the Digital Public Library of America welcomed “two new board members, Brian Bannon of Chicago Public Library and Chris Bourg of MIT. In addition, we would like to thank two longstanding board members, Robert Darnton Professor of History and University Librarian, Emeritus at Harvard and Luis Herrera of the San Francisco Public Library, for their support and guidance over the years.
“Incoming Board Members Brian Bannon and Chris Bourg are poised to bring a fresh perspective and energy as DPLA moves into its next phase”, said Board Chair, Amy Ryan. “Brian has provided leadership in one of the most successful public libraries in the country, and his experience in running a complex and diverse organization with be valuable to the growth of DPLA. Chris’s commitment to open access and her role as a leader in a top tier university in the country will be a welcome addition to the Board”.
We wish to thank both Robert Darnton and Luis Herrera for their enthusiastic support and steadfast guidance as members of DPLA’s Board of Directors, and give a warm welcome to Brian Bannon and Chris Bourg…”
This post on the Authors Alliance website has an interview with Amy Brand, Director of the MIT Press in which she discusses the partnership that MIT Press and the Internet Archive have agreed to in which they are collaborating announce “to digitize books from the Press’ backlist and make them available online.” Ms. Brand discussed the project, MIT Press’s motivation, the collections to be included, the biggest challenges by project planners, as well as offering “words of wisdom for other publishers who want to follow MIT Press’ example.”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.