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On the Move

Magazine article Information Today

On the Move

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Jay Jordan, president and CEO of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., announced his retirement, effective June 2012. Jordan joined OCLC in 1998 as the organization's fourth president and CEO. His tenure was marked by significant growth: The number of libraries grew from 30,000 to 72,000-plus; the number of participating institutions outside the U.S. rose from 3,200 in 64 countries to 16,215 in 170 countries; and the WorldCat bibliographic database increased from 38 million records to 240 million-plus. There was no word about his successor at press time.

* Marty Kahn turned the reins of ProQuest, LLC over to Kurt Sanford in mid-July Sanford spent the past 14 years at LexisNexis, where he was president of global operations for the global legal business; Kahn directed ProQuest since the company was acquired by Cambridge Information Group (CIG) in 2007. He stepped in as vice chairman of ProQuest's board of directors and will consult with ProQuest and CIG.

* Robert Massie, CAS president, received the 2011 International Patent Award from the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) for "significant achievements toward the advancement of patent information.'' Massie was instrumental in advancing innovations in SciFinder, STN AnaVist, and STN Express. The selection board commended Massie for supporting "his team in completely re-engineering the document-handling process at CAS."

* Jane Kinney Meyers, special librarian and president of the Lubuto Library Project, shared the artistry of vulnerable youth in Zambia with ALAattendees in New Orleans. …

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