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  • Subject: ICSTI: news items
  • From: Pete Strickland <ps@iucr.org>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 16:23:24 +0100
  • Organization: IUCr
Subject: Study on copyright for Academics


"The [UK] Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has entered into a
#100,000 joint project with its Dutch counterpart to clarify
international copyright law. JISC and Holland's SURF will study
copyright law and produce working toolkits for academic information
professionals in both nations. "
Subject: Reed-Elsevier Appoints Engstrom as CEO Of Elsevier

With thanks to Jill O'Neill and NFAIS

Reed Elsevier announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer for
Science & Medical Division
13 July 2004

Reed Elsevier Group plc today announced the appointment of Erik Engstrom
as chief executive officer of Elsevier, its global scientific and
medical publishing division.

Mr Engstrom will join the company in August 2004 and will be based in
Amsterdam.  He will be a main board director of Reed Elsevier Group plc
reporting to Sir Crispin Davis, Reed Elsevier's chief executive officer.

Mr Engstrom (41), who is Swedish, has been based in the US for the past
18 years.  He joins Reed Elsevier from General Atlantic Partners, a
private equity firm, where he was a general partner leading their media
and consumer investment sector since 2001.  Prior to that, Mr Engstrom
had extensive experience in the publishing sector as president and chief
operating officer of Random House Inc, the leading global consumer books
publishing business of Bertelsmann. He was also president and chief
executive officer of Bantam Doubleday Dell before its merger with Random
House.  Mr Engstrom began his business career as a consultant with
McKinsey after gaining his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was
a Fulbright Scholar.

The full press release is available at:


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