Tom Cochrane to retire as Chair of ALCC

After many years of leadership of the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee, Professor Tom Cochrane has announced his intention to retire as Chair. Tom has chaired the ALCC since its inception in 1994, and has been a steadfast and influential advocate for copyright reform to enable access to and use of information in Australian libraries and archives.

Margaret Allen, CEO and State Librarian, State Library of Western Australia, will assume the role of Chair of the ALCC from September. Tom intends to maintain a role in copyright advocacy as part of the Board of the Australian Digital Alliance.

Thanks must go to Tom for his long service as Chair of the ALCC and tireless efforts promoting copyright reform for libraries and archives. The ALCC is looking forward to working with Margaret Allen in her new role.

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