Blue Ribbon Panel to strategize NISO's future

Eleven experts from industry, academia, and the library community will evaluate the progress, challenges, and opportunities of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). OCLC Vice President (Research) and Chief Strategist Lorcan Dempsey is a member of the panel.

The Blue Ribbon Panel will play a central role in a year-long strategic planning activity NISO's Board of Directors launched last May. The Panel's formal report will be open for public review and comment later this year.

Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), will chair the Panel, which has funding support from the Mellon Foundation.

In addition to Lynch, NISO's Blue Ribbon Panel includes (in alphabetical order) Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President of Research, OCLC, Inc.; Karen Hunter, Senior Vice President, Elsevier Science, New York, NY; Ron Larsen, Dean, School of Information Services, University of Pittsburgh; Sarah Ann Long, Director of the North Suburban Library System, Wheeling, Illinois; Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress; Eric Miller, Semantic Web Activity Lead, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); Kent Smith, Retired, former Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine; Diana Oblinger, Vice President for EDUCAUSE; Jenny Walker, Vice President Marketing and Business Development, Information Services Division, Ex Libris (USA), Newton, MA; and Ann Wolpert, Director of Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Lorcan Dempsey

Clifford A. Lynch

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

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Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President (Research) & Chief Strategist

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research