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Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services is excited to welcome John G. Dove, President of Credo Reference, to the Management Advisory Board. The Board consists of fourteen members and provides strategic guidance. The Chair of the Editorial Board and the Director of the Press are ex officio members, and the Management Board is chaired, ex officio, by the Dean of Libraries, to whom the Press reports. Six members represent Purdue University and bring a range of perspectives and expertise. Five members are invited from the wider world of scholarly communication.

John G. Dove has extensive experience in technology businesses including electronic publishing and online education. In 1968 he joined a start up on Wall Street that produced the first end-user accessible online database of stock market information.

In the early 90s he was on the executive team of a Boston area consulting firm, Symmetrix, which was instrumental in building learning organizations and electronic performance support systems to back them up. Subsequently, he was president and COO of SilverPlatter, a supplier of electronic and online bibliographic information to research libraries worldwide.

In 2000, John was COO of GlobaLearn, a company that deployed investigative reporters and photographers to travel the world on behalf of (and wired into) social studies classrooms. GlobaLearn was purchased by an arm of Houghton-Mifflin. Immediately prior to joining Credo in 2003, John worked with the Executive Education on E-Government project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.