The worldwide ShipIndex crew is growing by leaps and bounds. About two weeks ago, we added a new member to our staff, and we’re very excited about this. Kerry O’Malley is our new Manager of Institutional Sales, and in this role he’s responsible for offering ShipIndex.org to institutions of all types: from public and academic libraries to maritime museums, historical societies, and pretty much anyone else who might be interested in offering ShipIndex to a group of people affiliated with an institution of some type.
Kerry comes to us with a perfect background: not only has he worked on a Masters in Maritime History and sold electronic databases to libraries, he also owns and is restoring his own Chesapeake Bay bugeye. His interest in and dedication to maritime history (and all history) will be a huge boon for us, and we’re thrilled he’s decided to join the (now growing) team.
If you think that your library should offer ShipIndex.org to you and your fellow patrons, please tell your librarian – and us! Librarians can set up free trials to ShipIndex.org by exploring the Librarians tab on the ShipIndex.org website.
As a welcome to Kerry, we’re adding contents to two resources that he pointed out to us during the interview process. These are books he felt we needed to add to the database, so of course we did so. They are:
- Brewington, M. V. [Marion V.]. Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes and Bugeyes. Cambridge, Md.: Cornell Maritime Press, 1963.
- Vojtech, Pat. Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks. Centreville, Md.: Tidewater Publishers, 1993.
As you can see, they’re titles on a subject near and dear to his heart. If you’ve got other resources you think we need to add, please tell me.