Carolyn Hank, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, has won a Society for Scholarly Publishing Travel Grant.
The grant supports travel to and attendance at the 2007 SSP Annual Meeting June 6-8 in San Francisco. Hank was one of 10 students and young professionals selected to receive the grant this year.
Grant winners will also be matched with mentors at the Annual Meeting. Hank has been matched with Susan Nayer Kesner, Director of Publisher Services at the Copyright Clearance Center and incoming SSP President.
Hank entered the doctoral program at SILS in 2005. Her research interests include digital repositories, scholarly communication, intellectual property rights and social networking. She works closely with the Digital Curation/Institutional Repository Committee, a campus-wide, provost-appointed committee at Carolina charged with developing a pilot institutional repository and preservation program at UNC at Chapel Hill. Currently, she is the principle investigator on the study "Blogger Perceptions on Digital Preservation."
Founded in 1978, the SSP "is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field."