I was very privileged to attend the International Information Industry Awards held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London last night. Connotea, our free online social bookmarking and reference management service, was a finalist in the Best STM Information Product category.
We felt honoured to be short-listed alongside all the other excellent products and teams that were represented, and I’d like to pass on my personal congratulations to Scopus, who were the eventual winners.
I was also very pleased to discover that I had won the inaugural Annalie Vickers and Jeremy Lakin Young Achiever award. My thanks go especially to the parents of Annalie and Jeremy, and to Onesource, who established the award in memory of their children.
Since this is my first post, I’ll introduce myself too. I’m Ben Lund, a product manager in the Web Publishing team, and I run Connotea. I studied biological anthropology at the University of Cambridge, before getting drawn into the fascinating world of web development. Outside of work, I spend my time reading, becoming obsessed with a succession of TV series, and playing lead guitar in a band called the Moth Conspiracy.