Journal subscription services provider EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), US, has announced that Oliver Pesch, Chief Strategist at EBSCO, has been elected chair of the board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) for the 2008-2009 term, effective July 1, 2008. As chief strategist for the company, Pesch helps guide the direction of the Company's e-resource access and management products and services initiatives.
NISO, a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute, fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information. To fulfill this mission, the organisation engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other groups that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organisation, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of an information standard.
A strong supporter of standards, Pesch also serves on the executive committee for Project COUNTER and is a frequent speaker and author on industry topics such as usage statistics, OpenURL and e-resource management.
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