Copyright Clearance Center’s Heather Reid Elected Chair of the National Information Standards Organization

Senior Director of Data Services & Standards to Also Serve on Open Access Indicators Working Group

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, has announced that its Senior Director, Data Services & Standards, Heather Reid, was elected Chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

Reid will also serve on NISO’s Open Access (OA) Indicators working group, which is charged with developing a metadata standard for indicating the OA status of a given article.

Reid 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 teams 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 developing a standard format to express rights information, and BISG’s Content Structure Committee, which develops best practices for representing book content for print and digital output.

“I am honored to have been elected Chair of NISO as so many of the initiatives that NISO is engaged in are of critical importance to the future of libraries and publishing, including open access, alternative metrics, and the increasingly important role played by discovery systems,” said Reid.  “I look forward to engaging with NISO’s membership constituencies on these and other areas where standards development is critical to ongoing success.”

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.

CCC demonstrates its commitment to the importance of information standards by allocating resources to develop domestic and international standards.

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) builds unique solutions that connect content and rights in contextually relevant ways through software and professional services. CCC helps people navigate vast amounts of data to discover actionable insights, enabling them to innovate and make informed decisions. CCC, with its subsidiary RightsDirect, collaborates with customers to advance how data and information is integrated, accessed, and shared while setting the standard for effective copyright solutions that accelerate knowledge and power innovation. CCC is headquartered in Danvers, Mass. with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more about CCC, visit