National Information Standards Organization (NISO): The NISO
membership elected new leadership for its Board of Directors for 2009–10,
effective July 1. Janice Fleming (American Psychological Association) is now
Vice Chair of the board and will become Chair in 2010. Chuck Koscher
(CrossRef) is now Chair. Five new board members were elected to join the
other currently serving members on the board: Nancy Barnes (ARMA
International), John Harwood (Pennsylvania State), Charles Lowry (ARL),
Heather Reid (Copyright Clearance Center), and Winston Tabb (Johns
Hopkins). Oliver Pesch (EBSCO) replaced James Neal (Columbia) as Past
Chair.
National Institutes of Health (NIH): The Senate confirmed Francis Collins, a
geneticist and physician who spearheaded the Human Genome Project, as
Director of the NIH. Collins will succeed Acting Director Raynard Kington and
former Director Elias Zerhouni, who resigned last October.
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OCTOBER 2009 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
Memorial
Richard Chapin 1925-2009
Dr. Richard Chapin, Director emeritus of the Michigan State University Libraries, passed away on July 30,
2009, at the age of 84. He served as the director of MSU libraries from 1959 to 1988, building the
collections at Michigan State University from a modest 750,000 volumes to well over 3 million. Prior to
MSU, he worked in the libraries at Florida State University, University of Illinois, and University of
Oklahoma. He also served as Director of the MSU Press from 1985 to 1989. Dr. Chapin was an active
member of the library community, serving as officer and board member of ARL as well as ALA, Michigan
Library Consortium, the Ohio Library Consortium, and the Michigan Library Association.
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