We’re excited to announce that Peter Murray will be joining Index Data in the role of Open Source Community Advocate. In this position, Peter will lead our efforts to build relationships among libraries, organizations, and companies participating in the EBSCO/OLE/Index Data Open Source LSP project, to recruit and mentor staff from partners to the effort, and to promote awareness of the project. He will play a key role in the conversations between Index Data and the many community stakeholders – including practitioners, developers, and strategists – to foster dialog about the project itself and about the future direction of technology in the library domain.
Peter has been working in library technology for 26 years, including positions at the University of Connecticut, OhioLINK and LYRASIS. He is co-chair of the NISO Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee and a member of the Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee. His interest in the Open Source LSP project has roots in his participation in the OLE Project design phase in 2008-2009. While principle investigator on an Andrew W. Mellon grant to LYRASIS on supporting open source projects, he convened the Sustainable Cultural Heritage Open Source Software Symposium in 2014. Peter also occasionally blogs as the Disruptive Library Technology Jester.
Peter starts with Index Data in mid-June 2016