NISO Voting Members Elect New Vice Chair and Directors to Lead the Organization in 2012-2013

Baltimore, MD - June 27, 2012 - The membership of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has elected new leadership for the 2012-2013 term that begins on July 1, 2012. Barbara Preece, Dean of the Library California State University, San Marcos, who previously served as Vice Chair, will become Chair of NISO for the 2012-13 term. Heather Reid has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the NISO Board of Directors and will transition into the chairmanship in the 2013-14 term. Reid is Director of Data Systems at the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) and currently serves as a member of NISO's Board of Directors. She has more than 25 years experience in libraries and publishing including past positions at the Harvard University Library and EBSCO Publishing. In her current position, she leads the team responsible for maintaining CCC's extensive database of bibliographic and rights data. She also sits on the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Rights Committee, which is engaged in the development of a standard format for the expression of rights information, and BISG's Content Structure Committee, which develops best practices for representing book content for print and digital output.
"I'm excited to serve as the NISO Board Chair in 2012/2013," states Barbara Preece. "NISO is critical to today's libraries, publishers, and information providers. Whether it's working on issues related to physical delivery or trying to navigate the e-book world, NISO offers a wide array of opportunities for members of our communities to come together, talk, and learn from each other with the purpose of developing and maintaining the standards needed in our rapidly changing environments."

"At this time of change and disruption for both the publishing and library sectors, the role that NISO plays in bringing together these two communities to facilitate access to knowledge through standards development is ever more important," explains Heather Reid. "I am very much looking forward to the opportunities this role offers to help drive NISO's mission forward."

The following industry leaders were also elected to seats on the NISO Board of Directors.

  • Janice L. Fleming, Director of Business and Planning for PsycINFO , American Psychological Association
  • Mairead Martin, Senior Director of Digital Library Technologies, Pennsylvania State University
  • Patricia A. Steele, Dean, University of Maryland Libraries
  • Tyler Walters, Dean, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
  • Keith Webster, VP and Director, Academic Relations and Strategy , John Wiley and Sons

These new members will join the following Directors who will continue their terms through 2012-13 in managing and setting strategic direction for the organization.

  • Gerry Grenier, Director of Publishing Technologies, IEEE
  • Chuck Koscher, Director of Technology, CrossRef
  • Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Mike Teets, Vice President, Innovation, OCLC

Bruce Heterick, Vice President, Outreach & Participation Services, JSTOR and Portico, who is currently serving as NISO's Chair, will serve the next term in the role as Past Chair. Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera Incorporated, will continue to serve as NISO's Treasurer, a position he has held since 2011. Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director also serves Ex Officio on the Board as Secretary.

"As an organization, NISO is fortunate to have the active support of a diverse group of industry leaders who serve on our Board of Directors," said Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director. "As with all of our activities, the contributions of volunteers at all leadership levels tie NISO activities and goals directly to those of our membership. We look forward to another successful year under the leadership of this Board."

About NISO
NISO fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of an information standard. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). More information about NISO is available on its website: For more information please contact NISO on (301) 654-2512 or via email on