Dr. David Prosser will begin his tenure as SPARC Europe Director in late October 2002. Currently journals commissioning editor at Oxford University Press, Dr. Prosser has previously held a range of positions at Elsevier Science Ltd. He will bring to SPARC Europe experience in all areas of journal management, including finance, online and print production, and marketing.

SPARC Europe will collaborate with the SPARC head office in Washington, DC, and will develop Europe-focused partnerships and initiatives under the direction of Dr. Prosser and a European managing board. LIBER, which has formally agreed to act as the legal entity under which SPARC Europe will operate, will further support SPARC Europe by providing expertise and necessary contacts with LIBER’s member libraries.