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News for ICSTI members

NFAIS has just named Dan Duncan as Interim Executive Director (see
details
below).  In addition,  Larry Kohler, Executive Director of ICSU, will
leave
on 31.12.2001 to return to ILO Geneva.

Kind regards
Sarah

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Subject: NFAIS Names Dan Duncan as Interim Executive Director


NFAIS Names Dan Duncan as Interim Executive Director


Philadelphia, PA - NFAIS (the National Federation of Abstracting and
Information Services) today named Dan Duncan as Interim Executive
Director
of
the organization, following the resignation in June of former Executive
Director, Richard T. Kaser. Duncan assumes his new role as of August 1,
2001.

NFAIS currently supports an active membership of more than 60
organizations
and institutions, all part of a global information community. Formed in
a
post-Sputnik era with the intent of facilitating access to and
dissemination
of research, NFAIS has long been noted for its focus on research,
education
and community building in pursuit of that mission. Within the next few
weeks,
NFAIS embarks on a strategic planning process to identify new means of
broadening the organization's appeal in today's information economy.

"Dan's experience with the information community will be invaluable at
this
point in NFAIS' development. The NFAIS membership is diverse,
encompassing
as
it does information providers from both public and private sectors,"
says
Paul
Ryan, Deputy Administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center
(DTIC)
and current NFAIS President. "The organization requires leadership from
someone conversant with the many issues facing government agencies,
scholarly
societies, and commercial providers in the 21st century."

-more-
At its inception in 1958, members of the Federation included such key
information providers as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S.
National
Library of Medicine, Biological Abstracts (now BIOSIS), the American
Psychological Association, Chemical Abstracts Services, and the Defense
Documentation Center (now DTIC). All of these organizations remain NFAIS
members to this day, but the 2001-2002 membership directory also
includes
such
organizations as the Getty Research Institute, Elsevier Science, Ebsco
Publishing, the American Theological Library Association and the
Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, demonstrating the diversity of
organizations that find NFAIS to be a valuable industry resource.

Duncan, a private consultant since January 2000, brings particular
expertise
to the NFAIS organization in the areas of intellectual property, privacy
protection, government information policy, electronic commerce, and
contract
law.

Prior to beginning his own consulting business, Duncan served for one
year
as
Vice President for Government Affairs at the Software & Information
Industry
Association (SIIA) - a recently formed trade group of the nation's
leading
software and database producers. SIIA was created from the merger of the
former
Software Publishers Association and the Information Industry
Association (IIA). Dan was Senior Vice President for Government
Relations at
IIA from 1995-1998, responsible for managing public policy programs at
the
state, federal and international levels for that association's members.

NFAIS membership includes more than 60 organizations from both the
public
and
private sector who are content producers and aggregators. By
facilitating
retrieval of information in a variety of complex information settings,
NFAIS
member organizations serve highly specialized communities of users by
enhancing access to and retrieval of high-value information and data
across
all fields of research and scholarship.

For further information, please contact:

Jill O'Neill
Director, Planning and Communications
NFAIS
1518 Walnut Street, Suite 307
Philadelphia PA 19102

Jill O'Neill
Director, Planning & Communications
NFAIS
1518 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 - 3403
(215) 893-1561
Email: jilloneill@nfais.org


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