Marjorie M. K. Hlava
April 26th, 2014
Marjorie Hlava, an American pioneer in the field of information science, founded Access Innovations in 1978. She holds 21 patents for technological processes, including automatic text processing and management and software-based methods for searching chemical names in text-containing documents. She was president of ASIST in 1994 and winner of the Watson Davis Award of ASIST in 1996. She has served as chair of the NFAIS Standards Committee since 2005, chaired the Special Libraries Association (SLA) standards committee for nine years, and was chair of the ASIDIC (Association of Information and Dissemination Centers) Standards Committee from 2003-2007. She currently serves on the NISO Content Committee for standards development. Hlava served as a member of the Dublin Core Standards Committee Z39.85 from 1999-2002. She has presented numerous standards updates to professional organizations including the SLA, the Community of Practice under the auspices of the Library of Congress and InfoToday.