Copyright Clearance Center's Sue Kesner Elected President of The Society for Scholarly Publishing
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Copyright Clearance Center’s Sue Kesner Elected President of The Society for Scholarly Publishing

DANVERS, MA, June 7, 2006—The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) announced today that Sue Kesner, Director of Publisher Development at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), has been elected president of SSP for the 2007-08 term.

Founded in 1978, SSP’s mission is to advance scholarly publishing and communication and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration and networking.

Long active in the information and content management industries, Kesner is a librarian by training. She earned her M.S.L.S. from Wayne State University and worked in libraries at the University of London and Stanford University. She also held senior management positions at SilverPlatter and at Infotrieve before joining CCC in 2004.

Kesner currently serves as co-chair of SSP’s Annual Meeting Committee and previously served as Chair of the Organizational Membership Committee.

“I believe in the mission of SSP and I’m determined to help the organization continue to grow in all dimensions,” said Kesner. “As strong as SSP is, I believe there are new and innovative programs and services it can provide our members. There are many opportunities before us, including content distribution, new search methodologies, innovative business models and rights management. SSP is critical to helping scholarly publishers address these challenges effectively.”

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