Thanks to Roy Tennant for Serving as Editor of Current Cites, the Second Oldest Digital Serial on the Internet

Last month, Roy Tennant stepped down as Editor of Current Cites. He turned the editing of this always useful free monthly roundup of works of current interest over to Edward Lim. Roy became Editor in August 2000, replacing Teri Andrews Rinne, who served for six years. Previously, he was a contributor to the publication.

In July 2015, Roy published "The Oldest Internet Publication You've Never Heard Of" in Digital Shift.

Current Cites is now 25 years old. It was established by the Library Technology Watch Program at the University of California, Berkeley Library in 1990. It went online on the University of California's Melvyl system in February 1991, and it was distributed on the University of Houston's PACS-L discussion list starting eight months later. In January 1992, it became one of the first digital publications distributed on the University of Houston's PACS-P discussion list, and it was distributed on this list until May 2014. Starting in 2005, it was distributed by OCLC's WebJunction.org. As of 2011, the list has been supported by the University of Notre Dame and the website has been provided by Roy Tennant.

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ITHAKA: "Bruce Heterick Named Senior VP of Open Collections & Infrastructure"

ITHAKA has released "Bruce Heterick Named Senior VP of Open Collections & Infrastructure."

Here's an excerpt:

In his new role, Bruce will lead our efforts to work with libraries and consortia to accelerate the availability and utility of openly accessible collections by enabling them to digitize, upload, catalogue, publish, and preserve their materials on the JSTOR platform. Our goal is to help libraries leverage the community-wide investment in JSTOR by placing their own collections on one of the most heavily used research platforms in the world. This will create new opportunities for research and learning by assembling related content from across institutional boundaries, together with the vast collection of high-quality books, journals, and images already available on JSTOR.

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"Xuemao Wang Named Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship for University of Cincinnati"

ARL has released "Xuemao Wang Named Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship for University of Cincinnati."

Here's an excerpt:

This new role of vice provost will cover a wide range of areas, from digital scholarship, digital media, and research data management to digital archives and preservation, digital records and assets management, and scholarly communication and digital publishing, as well as open science, open educational resources, open data, and open access. As dean, Wang will continue to provide leadership of University of Cincinnati Libraries.

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Yale: "Gibbons Named Vice Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communications"

Yale has released "Gibbons Named Vice Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communications."

Here's an excerpt:

Susan Gibbons, the Stephen F. Gates '68 University Librarian and deputy provost for collections and scholarly communications, has been appointed Yale’s vice provost for collections and scholarly communications, President Peter Salovey announced. The appointment is effective July 1. . . .

In addition to the Yale University Library, her expanded portfolio of responsibilities will include the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at West Campus, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, Yale Peabody Museum, and Yale University Press.

The university will launch a search for a new university librarian, and Gibbons will continue to steward the library system until her successor is appointed.

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"Brian Bannon Named The Merryl and James Tisch Director of The New York Public Library"

The New York Public Library has released "Brian Bannon Named The Merryl and James Tisch Director of The New York Public Library."

Here's an excerpt:

The New York Public Library has named Brian Bannon, current head of the Chicago Public Library system with extensive experience in both education and urban libraries, as its first-ever Merryl and James Tisch Director of The New York Public Library.

Bannon, a known innovator and award-winning leader who has transformed the Chicago Public Library since his appointment as commissioner and chief executive officer in 2012, will be responsible for the operation and direction of The New York Public Library’s 88 neighborhood branches, as well as the Library’s educational strategy.

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University of Kentucky: "Doug Way Named Next Dean of UK Libraries"

The University of Kentucky has released "Doug Way Named Next Dean of UK Libraries."

Here's an excerpt:

For five years, Way has served as associate university librarian for Collections and Research Services at UW-Madison, where he provides leadership for the library’s collection development and management, resource sharing and scholarly communications programs. During his tenure, he supervised a direct staff of 75 full-time employees and an overall budget of $12 million for the university's general libraries system of 14 libraries that supports more than 4 million visitors per year. . .

Before arriving at UW-Madison, Way served as head of collections and scholarly communications at Grand Valley State University. While at Grand Valley State, he also spearheaded a statewide distributed shared print program that resulted in nine state-funded institutions in Michigan working collectively to manage widely held low-use collections.

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"Purdue Appoints New Dean for Libraries and School of Information Studies"

Purdue University has released Purdue Appoints New Dean for Libraries and School of Information Studies.

Here's an excerpt:

Beth McNeil, dean of library services and professor at Iowa State University, will join Purdue on July 1. . . .

Previously, McNeil was Purdue's associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of Purdue Libraries. Before her initial appointment at Purdue, McNeil was assistant, and then associate, dean of libraries for the University of Nebraska. She also has held positions in the libraries at Bradley University and the University of Illinois.

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