Change of CERN Program Librarian
Tony Osborne CN/ASD
Miguel Marquina began working for the CERN Program Library nearly five years ago, assisting Federico Carminati, the former librarian. He took over the role of Program Librarian in July 1991. Since that time the style of computing at CERN and outside has changed enormously. We have witnessed an explosion of Unix workstations, the introduction of SHIFT and other production farms, the move away from mainframe style computing to a more distributed approach to name but a few important changes. All of these have seriously impacted the work of the Program Library team and Miguel has made a major contribution to the success of the CERN library in this rapidly changing world. He has been responsible for many innovative changes in the installation procedures, including the introduction of the use of make files, network distribution of tar and BACKUP savesets, the establishment of LISTSERV discussion lists on Program Library problems and the introduction of a central repository for source, object library and executable files.
Miguel has always been extremely hardworking and has maintained excellent contacts with users and installers both inside and outside CERN. His enthusiasm and willingness to help have always been much appreciated. I am sure that you will wish to join me in thanking Miguel for his major contribution to the success of the library over the past years and wishing him all the best for the future. Miguel now moves to the new Desktop Computing Infrastructure group, where he will head the User Migration Task Force, which will be responsible for managing the migration of (interactive) users from CERNVM towards (Unix-based) workgroup services.
The new CERN program librarian is Jamie Shiers, who is already well known to many of you for his work in the area of data management (FATMEN, HEPDB). I have great confidence that Jamie, together with the rest of the Program Library team, will provide a successful CERN Program Library service.