In December 2008, Elsevier added librarians to the Innovation Explorers community, facilitating interactions among 150 librarians from 40 different countries. Librarians are an important partner, alongside researchers, in designing the research library of the future. These members participate in unique activities with fellow librarians as well as in joint activities with members of the researcher group.
"Although the community is relatively new, we're excited about the active level of participation and the richness of member dialogue we've seen so far," commented Diane Hessan, CEO of Communispace. "The geographic diversity of this community, with members from 69 countries, makes this an especially interesting initiative, and we look forward to seeing the unique insights that arise from this unprecedented global effort."
Communispace Corporation is the leader in building, managing and facilitating private branded communities that deliver the voice of the customer and enable businesses to generate continuous insights, drive faster innovation, and build loyalty. Founded in 1999, the company has created more than 325 customer communities for industry leaders such as Kraft, Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab, Hallmark, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Hilton Hotels Corporation. Headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, the company has offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Chicago, Austin, Atlanta and San Remo, Italy.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the
global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70
offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journa
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