Bruce Rosenblum Named as NISO Fellow

Robin Dunford Accepting
Robin Dunford of Inera accepts the award on behalf of Bruce Rosenblum, who was unable to attend the inaugural NISO Plus event.

A well-deserved recognition:

We’re thrilled to announce that Bruce Rosenblum of @eXtyles has been made a NISO Fellow for his service & many contributions to our organization. @robindunford is accepting the award on his behalf at #nisoplus20

— NISO (@NISOInfo) February 25, 2020

Robin Dunford of Inera accepted the award on Bruce's behalf, reading the following message from Bruce:

I was stunned and deeply honored when I received Todd’s email. I have known a few past NISO Fellows, and they have made truly significant contributions to NISO. My contributions I considered useful, but never dreamed they were of the same level.

But then perhaps the timing was apropos; Todd's email arrived sandwiched between STS and JATS Standing Committee calls last Thursday and Friday, respectively. These calls are the routine work of standards organizations. We work as a team to find consensus.

Brad Washburn, the noted mountaineer, photographer, cartographer and museum administrator once commented:

“I wouldn’t last 30 minutes climbing solo”

Standards development is, in Washburn’s parlance, a “team sport” or in a more professional language, a collaborative enterprise.

The honor bestowed by this award is really a recognition of those who I have had the pleasure to work with for more than 20 years. My work with NISO and the larger community simply would not have been completed or adopted without the collaboration of a lot of colleagues, including many of you in this room.

In the spirit of that collaboration, I humbly accept this award.

I’d like to thank everyone who has collaborated with me in community work over the past 20 plus years. In particular, I am grateful to the team at Inera for their ongoing support of NISO work, and I’d like to thank my wife and Inera founder, Irina Golfman. If she hadn’t sent me off to 12083 meetings at the 1999 XML conference, I might never have become involved with NISO.

Thank you to the NISO board and to Todd Carpenter for reviving this honor and bestowing it on me.