Times changing for Research Information

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It is with some regret that I write that the December2014/January2015, which is on its way to the printers now, will be my last issue as editor of Research Information.

Over the past 11 years – and 69 issues – I have been privileged to talk to many inspiring people and follow many interesting developments in the industry – changes in libraries, changes in publishing, and changes in the nature of research output and the role of data.

There have also been shifts in geography, an issue that was highlighted at the recent ALPSP 2014 conference (more on that in our next issue), which I was proud to have been on the programme committee of.

The global nature of research and the issue of redressing Western-centric perspectives have always been close to my heart. For this reason I’m really excited to be going to work as communications coordinator at INASP, an international-development charity supporting scholarly communication in the developing world.

I hope to still see many of you at industry events and will continue to tweet about trends. In the meantime I leave Research Information in the hands of my colleague Tim Gillett. Tim has been involved with the magazine for many years behind the scenes and is looking forward to working with our expert freelance writers to continue delivering impartial insight into the industry in the future.

It has been a pleasure to work on this magazine and website and to connect with so many great readers. Thank you and goodbye.

@SianHarris8 twitter.com/sianharris8

@TimGillett00 twitter.com/timgillett00