Copyright Clearance Center’s Heather Reid Elected Vice Chair of the National Information Standards Organization Board of Directors for 2012-13
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Copyright Clearance Center’s Heather Reid Elected Vice Chair of the National Information Standards Organization Board of Directors for 2012-13


CCC’s Director of Data Systems to Transition into Chairmanship in 2013


Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of content and licensing solutions, announces its director of Data Systems, Heather Red, was elected Vice-Chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors for 2012-13 and will become Chair for 2013-14.


Reid 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 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.


“At this time of change and disruption for 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,” said Reid. “I am very much looking forward to the opportunities this role offers to help drive NISO’s mission forward.”


“CCC is committed to the importance of information standards,” said Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO, CCC. “We will continue to support and allocate resources to the development of domestic and international standards.”


About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights licensing experts, is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought-after materials, including in-print and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the licensing of content that lets businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the use of their works. For more information, visit www.copyright.com.


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: www.niso.org. For more information please contact NISO on (301) 654-2512 or via email on nisohq@niso.org.