The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the selection of its new board leadership for the 2017-2018 term, including Apex Head of Solutions Architecture, Greg Suprock, as a Board Director.
“These new appointments bring significant library, vendor, and standards experience to NISO’s board, and I look forward to working with this talented and forward-thinking group,” says NISO Executive Director Todd Carpenter. “Our current portfolio of work will benefit enormously from the diverse perspectives the new members will bring to the organization.”
Suprock has worked in scholarly publishing for over 20 years. He has been involved as a vendor and publisher on NISO’s work with NLM and JATS XML, Z39.50, OpenURL, and DTB. He currently leads Solutions Architecture at Apex CoVantage and previously worked as New Technology Director for Nature Publishing Group. Suprock has been a long-standing member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Education Committee and is a current SSP Board Member. His full bio is available here.
“As publishing continues to diversify, standards are more important than ever in ensuring consistency and continuity for readers everywhere,” said Suprock. “I am privileged to participate as a member of the board and aim to continue NISO’s important work drawing on my many years of experience working with a diverse group of publishers and libraries around the world.”
Also elected this year were Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University as the new Vice Chair, and Miranda Walker (Wolters Kluwer Health) and Robert Wheeler (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) as Board Directors.