ATG People in the News 2/20/17

Yewno, a provider of a next generation inference engine technology targeting knowledge discovery, have appointed Franny Lee as Chief Operating Officer, Education to lead the company’s education vertical and drive growth of its research application and education market web products. With nearly two decades of experience in the sector and a proven track record of success, Lee’s expertise in education, learning technologies, publishing and intellectual property will help Yewno expand its growing focus in the education field…

Lee currently serves as a board director at MIT Press where she contributes to shaping strategy and growth for the business’ future. Most recently, she was a general manager and VP at ProQuest LLC leading the learning technologies team in developing and executing business growth plans and go-to-market strategies. She is a thought leader in the education community and frequent speaker, teacher and author on topics at the intersection of campus needs, technology, online education, open and digital resources, publishing, and libraries.

Lee’s prior experience includes co-founding SIPX, Inc., an edtech software platform grown from interdisciplinary Stanford University research to develop technology solutions for complex copyright issues. At SIPX, she led the work of a team of computer science, business and law faculty, students and researchers, which ultimately spun out and grew as a start-up company until acquisition by ProQuest LLC in 2015…”


Library Technology Guides also notes that “the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation. Corey Halaychik, Assistant Professor and Head of Acquisitions & Continuing Resources at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is recognized for his leadership in improving workflow management in both the licensing of electronic resources through the University of Tennessee master agreements program and for co-founding The Collective. The award recognizes significant and innovated contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The recipient receives a $2,000 award generously donated by ProQuest and a citation. The ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation will be presented on Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

The master agreements program at University of Tennessee addresses processing issues for electronic resource management by breaking down bottlenecks created by lengthy negotiations over licenses and contracts. A master agreement, governing all subsequent purchases from a participating vendor, can eliminate costly hours of contract review and significantly speed up the purchase of library materials. These agreements further resolve historical access and management issues, while increasing holdings at more favorable pricing terms for the university…”


ACRL Insider provides a list of “recipients of 2017 ACRL awards. Complete information on the ACRL awards program is available on the association website.

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