We are very pleased to announce that Catherine Candee will assume the new position of Director of Scholarly Communication Initiatives on May 1, 2000.  Catherine has a strong commitment to innovation in scholarly communication and a history of working with faculty and scholarly societies toward those innovations.  She is currently the head of Stanford’s Physics Library and Program Officer for their “Access to Information” Committee.

Her immediate priority at the CDL will be to manage and continue development of eScholarship initiatives.  eScholarship is a focal point for the University’s commitment to influence and support innovations in scholarly communication.  It includes the establishment of open archives for scholarly communities based upon an e-print server infrastructure, as well as supporting services and new scholarly products and publications drawn from the archives.  More information is at [ http://www.cdlib.org/services/publishing/escholarship.html ].

Catherine brings UC and scholarly publications experience to the position, having also served as UC Berkeley’s head of the Astronomy/Math/Statistics Library at UC Berkeley and at one time having developed a publications program for the Institute for Social and Economic Studies in Berkeley.  Please join us in welcoming Catherine back to UC and to this important position.