In June’s annual meeting of the steering committee, Paul Keller - on behalf of Europeana Foundation - was elected chair of the consortium. Paul is the Director of Dutch think tank Kennisland, and a member of the Europeana Foundation, and Network Association Governing Boards.

The renewal of consortium chair follows the departure of co-founder Jill Cousins. Paul is supported in his role by Vice-Chair, Caitlin Horrall of Library & Archives Canada.

We’d like to thank Jill - and fellow co-founder and ex-chair of the DPLA, Dan Cohen for their work in creating the vision for the consortium, and starting us on the path towards becoming a firmly established global standard in the cultural heritage sector.

In addition, in July Greg Cram was been elected co-chair of the Statements Working Group. Greg is the Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy for the NYPL, involved in the development of the consortium since its inception and is a keen advocate for the take up on statements.

The position of co-chair of the Statement Working Group was previously held by Paul Keller, alongside current co-chair Emily Gore.