Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Executive Director of OCA named

A press release went out tonight naming Maura Marx -- founder of the Digital Library Program at the Boston Public Library -- as the first Executive Director of the Open Content Alliance.

“Maura's background in working both inside and outside the library system will help her communicate with a broad public audience the shape of the new public library services in this digital age." said Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive. “Her dynamic style, deep-seated commitment to open principles, and demonstrated success at implementing partnerships and initiatives in the digital space will be a powerful combination in taking the OCA to the next level.”
I met Maura at a meeting this spring, and I know that she's an excellent choice!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having met Maura Marx earlier this year at a confrence I must say that this important appointment couldn't have been given to a more vibrant,capable,and enthusiastic person. She impressed me as being very focused and knowledgeable yet not at the expense of having a delightful sense of humor. Congratulations! -E.W.