ATG News You Need to Start the week: 11/11/19

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Elsevier CEO Kumsal Bayazit Debuts at Charleston

This post in the Scholarly Kitchen offers Roger Schonfeld’s analysis of new Elsevier CEO, Kumsal Bayazit‘s presentation at last week’s Charleston Conference. It was Ms. Bayazit’s debut in front of a librarian audience.

HighWire names Tim Bacci President & CEO

According to this press release, “scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, today announced the appointment of Tim Bacci as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Bacci joins HighWire with over 25 years of operational and transactional experience in technology companies in all stages of growth, both public and private. He most recently served as President and CEO of software and information services company Daegis, Inc., leading to its successful acquisition by OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management…”

Sharing Special Collections: Get Information, Get Engaged

According the OCLC Research “Earlier this year, members of the SHARES consortium formed the OCLC SHARES Sharing Special Collections Working Group. This group conducted a survey to gather information on the current state of sharing special collections through interlibrary loan across the SHARES partnership. The working group presented its initial findings from the survey in a July Works-In-Progress webinar and has prepared a comprehensive written report concerning the survey results

Library Design: At Cornell’s New Fine Arts Library, the Book Sets the Standard

According to infoDOCKET “unlike recent university libraries which are premised on the absence of physical books, Cornell University’s new art and architecture library is an old-school print palace. Here, printed matter sets the standard. “Everything is scaled to the book,” architect Wolfgang Tschapeller explained. “As a human, you are not the main character, you are a guest between the books.”

University of Iowa Libraries: An Introduction to the New Scholarly Impact Department

Citing the The Daily Iowan, infoDOCKET reports that the newly formed Scholarly Impact Department department at the University of Iowa Libraries “is an opportunity to coordinate our efforts and develop innovative services to meet the demands of a rapidly changing research environment,” said … “We’re committed to increasing public access to information and to helping UI researchers to maximize the global impact of their research…”


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