Julie Zhu has been working in the publishing industry for twenty years. As IEEE’s Senior Manager of Discovery Partners, she cultivates and manages working relationships with Discovery Service, Link Resolver, Proxy Service and Search Engine providers as well as libraries and consortia to maximize IEEE content findability, visibility and accessibility in multiple discovery channels. She serves in NISO’s ODI Standing Committees and KBART Standing Committee. She has published and presented on topics such as complying with publishing standards, reducing content gaps in discovery services, publisher-vendor-library collaborations, and metadata enhancement projects. Read more about Julie on LinkedIn and ORCID.
Peter Simon (moderator) is Vice President, Product Management at NewsBank, inc. He directs the development of key products while working on numerous strategic initiatives important to the growth of the company.
Simon began his career as an Editor at RR Bowker; progressed to Executive Vice President of Business Development and Database Publishing at Reed Reference Publishing; served as Vice President, Business Development at the Lexis-Nexis division of Reed Elsevier; and also served as a Vice President with the Gale Group, where he directed product management, content distribution and alliances. In addition, Simon developed content licensing functions for several publishers and represented a machine-aided indexing company working with major publishers and information services.
Simon received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from City College of New York and a Masters in Library and Information Services at Columbia University. He was Chair of the SIIA (Software and Information Industry Association) Content Division's Board of Directors, and was President of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services.
He is Immediate Past Chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and serves on its Board of Directors.