Welcome to Marti Heyman, Executive Director, WorldCat Operations
Marti Heyman recently joined OCLC as the Executive Director of WorldCat Operations, which includes managing the Dewey editorial team. She comes to OCLC from Cengage Gale and brings a wealth of experience running metadata operations in various organizations including DuPont, Oracle, Deloitte, and Dow Jones. She has deep experience in many facets of information and knowledge management, with an emphasis on knowledge capture, storage, and retrieval in a manner that facilitates maximum return for the enterprise. She has extensive experience designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining controlled vocabularies designed to maximize content discovery and access. She has led pilot projects requiring the adoption and implementation of linked data. Marti also co-chairs the NISO Content and Collection Management Committee and has been active in numerous efforts to develop NISO Recommended Practices. She earned her MLIS and MBA from Drexel University and is currently an adjunct within Drexel’s College of Computing and Informatics teaching graduate level courses on Content Representation and Library Management.
Goodbye to Libbie Crawford, Product Manager, Dewey
Libbie Crawford will be leaving her position of Product Manager for Dewey at the end of May. Libbie would like to share the following thoughts with the community: "For the past 15+ years I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the international Dewey community. Accepting the position with Dewey has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my lifetime. Now it is time for me to give back to the community in a different way. For quite some time I have been working with charities in the Cincinnati area that address literacy and homelessness. I plan to increase my involvement in those two areas."
Welcome to Sandi Jones, Product Manager, Dewey
Sandi Jones will be taking over as the new Product Manager for Dewey. Sandi has worked at OCLC for over 30 years in various roles in cataloging and metadata services, including serving as the product manager for Contract Cataloging and WorldCat Cataloging Partners services, which both integrate Dewey workflows. She has great experience working with libraries and partners worldwide, and she is excited to join the team.
New Director of WorldCat Quality and Dewey
OCLC is recruiting for the new leadership position of Director of WorldCat Quality and Dewey.
The person who fills this role will have responsibilities that include:
- managing continuous updates to the DDC,
- working with national libraries worldwide to maintain high DDC standards,
- coordinating DDC translations, and
- driving decisions about the exciting possibilities of working with the DDC as a key linked data reference in the semantic web.
OCLC continues to recruit for this position; if you know of someone who might be appropriate for this position, please have him or her contact Marti Heyman at firstname.lastname@example.org.