N – Publishers’ group appoints US director

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has appointed Isabel Czech as executive director, North America. Ian Russell, the association’s chief executive, explained, “The membership of ALPSP is growing and much of that growth is from members in the United States and Canada. We have created this new position to help support the membership in North America.” Czech has spent more than 30 years working in publisher relations at Thomson Scientific, now a part of Thomson Reuters. ALPSP’s 350 organizational members in 37 countries publish more than 10 000 journals, about half the world’s total. (http://www.alpsp.org/ngen_public/article.asp?id=1&did=47&aid=20168&st=&oaid=-1)
Thanks to Joan Marsh