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Our Annual General Meeting

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting during the UKSG conference.

Location: Beckbury 2,Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4JH, United Kingdom

Date: Monday 8 April

Time: 17.10 to 18.00 BST

We hope to see many of our members there.

If you are unable to join in person, please join us by webinar.

Register here to receive your link to the webinar

You can also use this form to appoint someone else to vote on your behalf.

At the Annual General Meeting we will ask our members to:

  • Accept the Directors’ Report and the Accounts for 2018
  • Appoint our auditors for 2019
  • Renew the directorships of Heather Staines and Ross MacIntyre for a further three years.


You can read our annual Director’s Report now and learn about our achievements in 2018

Minutes of the COUNTER Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Agenda for COUNTER  Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019

About the Directors

Ross MacIntyre is Jisc’s Head of library analytics services in the UK. He is responsible for a range of well-used services, including: ‘JUSP’ (Journal Usage Statistics Portal), IRUS-UK (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics for the UK), ‘Web of Science Service for UK Education’ (for Clarivate Analytics). He recently completed 10 years working on ‘EuropePMC plus’. Current development projects include visualisation and analytics relating to library data generally, the extension of JUSP and IRUS to institutions in USA, Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. Ross is a member of numerous industry working groups and was Chair of UKSG 2012-15, is on the Board of Directors of COUNTER and Open Library Foundation (OLF).


Heather Ruland Staines, Ph.D., is Director of Partnerships at Hypothesis, a non-profit in the annotation/collaboration space. Her previous roles include Director for the ProQuest Global Content Alliance and VP Publisher Content Strategy, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), and Global eProduct Manager, Springer SBM (now Springer Nature). She began her publishing career as a book acquisitions editor for Praeger Publishers, where she was eventually Editorial Director for Praeger Security International, a multi-format imprint. She is a frequent participant in industry events, including the Society or Scholarly Publishing, Charleston Library Conference, ALPSP, Force11, STM, and more. In August 2016, she joined Project COUNTER as a member of their Board of Directors. She is part of NISO’s Transfer Standing Committee, NASIG’s Digital Preservation Task Force, the ORCID Trust Working Group, RA21, and the STM Association’s Futurelab. She earned a Ph.D. in Military History from Yale University.





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