We are delighted to announce that Scott Brown has joined our Editorial Board. He joins Martin Ainsworth, Anthony Capstick, Steve Dale, Ceri Hughes, Penny Leach, Mary Peterson and Gillian Ragsdell.
Scott Brown is Owner of Social Information Group, an independent information practice focused on the effective use of social tools for sharing and finding information. He has over 20 years of experience across corporate settings, public and academic libraries, as well as consulting and coaching work. He has presented at a multitude of information industry conferences, and has authored books, reports, papers and articles. He is adjunct faculty at San Jose State University in California. He received his library degree from San Jose State University in California in 1999, and holds a Masters in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado.
He is well known to readers of BIR, having written three articles for us since we joined as Editors.
- Mobile apps: Which ones really matter to the information professional?, Scott Brown, Business Information Review, December 2012; vol. 29, 4: pp. 231-237.
- Coping with information obesity: A diet for information professionals, Scott Brown, Business Information Review, September 2012; vol. 29, 3: pp. 168-173.
- Social media for company research: A few of the best tools, Scott Brown, Business Information Review, September 2011; vol. 28, 3: pp. 163-174
Veronica Kennard retires; several new members join
Following Veronica’s retirement as Director of Information at Rothschild, she has decided to retire from the Editorial Board. We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her involvement with BIR over many years and to wish her well for the future. Veronica ran the information department at Rothschild from 1991 till the end of 2013 and was acknowledged as a leading information professional in the Finance sector. Business information has been her focus since her postgraduate diploma in Information Science gained at City University. Her breadth of experience at the London Business School and in the corporate sector with Bain and Company and Goldman Sachs gave her a unique perspective on the content direction and the range of topics that we cover and we truly appreciate her contribution.
We are delighted to welcome the following people to our Editorial Advisory Board Team:
- Steve Dale (Collabor8now)
- Ceri Hughes (KPMG)
- Mary Peterson (South Australia Health Library Service
- Stephen Phillips (Morgan Stanley)
- Gillian Ragsdell (Loughborough University)
They join our existing Board members Martin Ainsworth, Anthony Capstick and Penny Leach and our colleague Allan Foster (who writes our regular Initiatives column as well as the annual Survey.
We look forward to working with all of them this year.
Just over four months ago, as the newly appointed editors of BIR, we attended our first editorial meeting with the good folks at Sage. We knew we were taking over an already established and successful journal that had benefitted from great editors and contributors. We were nervous – but excited!
We have many people to thank for their patient guidance, including Gwenda Sippings the previous editor who was consistently helpful through the handover process – and beyond; Caroline and Vijay at Sage who provided advice and support throughout and Allan Foster who ensured we benefitted from his 20+ years of experience contributing to the journal. Our editorial board members continue to provide expertise and content advice.
With the help of all these people, not to mention the contributors, our first issue as editors (volume 27/1) is now published! The table of contents is available here.