a. Ivy Anderson Appointed as Director of Licensed Content

The CDL is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ivy Anderson, currently of Harvard University Library, to the position of Director of Licensed Content, effective January 2, 2006.  The appointment concludes an international recruitment effort led by a team of UC collection development officers and CDL representatives.

Anderson, who is assuming the role of retiring and founding director of licensed content Beverlee French, will coordinate and provide leadership to systemwide efforts to buy and license digital content.  In that guise, she will continue to build the UC libraries´ shared digital collection — one of the largest in the world — while also playing an important part in the University’s strategic goal of addressing the profound problems in the marketplace for scholarly publications.

Anderson will also take on a new leadership role at the CDL designed to help coordinate systemwide collection efforts that extend beyond licensed digital information to the acquisition and management of select printed materials and the digital reformatting of existing library holdings.  The libraries’ aim in coordinating these shared collection development efforts is simple: to continue supporting the University’s world-class research and teaching by cost-effectively broadening and enhancing access to the information on which it depends.

At Harvard, Anderson is currently the program manager for electronic resource management and licensing, where she developed a digital acquisitions program as part of Harvard’s Library Digital Initiative.  She is known for her work in the International Coalition of Library Consortia, for her contributions to the development of e-resource tools and services through the Digital Library Federation Electronic Resource Management Initiative, and her efforts to promote acceptable licensing standards through the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium.

Please join us in welcoming Ivy to the CDL and to the UC library community.