SOURCE: The Berkeley Electronic Press

April 24, 2008 13:01 ET

Berkeley Electronic Press Names New Vice President of Business Development

BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Society and peer-reviewed publisher and software developer, The Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress), announced today the appointment of Barbara Kaplan to Vice President of Business Development. Barbara will be responsible for worldwide journal sales and for building new partnerships with corporate, academic, and government institutions. She will report to the CEO of bepress, Gordon Tibbitts, and will be based at bepress's headquarters in California. Sean O'Doherty, in his role as Vice President of Journal Sales, will report to Barbara.

The creation of this new appointment reflects the growth and depth of bepress's journals collection and continues bepress's commitment to ensuring that its partners have access to the best scholarly journals in their fields.

Commenting on the appointment, Gordon Tibbitts said, "Barbara is a great addition to our senior management team. Her vast experience working with consortia and her insight into customer relationship management will enable her to lead our team as we expand our services."

Barbara brings to bepress more than 17 years of sales and client services experience in the publishing industry. Before joining bepress, she held senior positions at Blackwell, Elsevier and Grolier Educational Services, where she worked closely with academic, library, corporate, and government communities. Her experience in building teams that focus on client satisfaction will help bepress better serve its clients.

About The Berkeley Electronic Press

Founded by professors in 1999, Berkeley Electronic Press is both a publisher of peer-reviewed electronic journals and a software developer, having created Digital Commons, the world's leading hosted institutional repository that powers the University of California's eScholarship Repository, and those of over fifty other universities, societies, and organizations. The company produces tools to improve scholarly communication via innovative and effective means of content production and dissemination. Bepress has a portfolio of products and services that reduce the costs of and barriers to access.

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