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ATG People in the News 7/30/18

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ARL News reports that “the ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selection Committee has chosen 11 undergraduates to participate in the 2018–2019 fellowship cohort.

The fellowship program seeks to introduce undergraduates from a variety of disciplines to digital stewardship and strives to promote diversification of the research library and archives workforce. Digital stewardship encompasses the care and management of digital information resources over their life cycle, including creation, collection, preservation, access, and use.

The ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and by ARL member institutions.

“The pool of applicants this year was extremely competitive, and we were very impressed with their quality, the depth of their knowledge and their passion for the library profession,” said Giao Luong Baker, ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selection Committee member and Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian at USC Libraries. “This was a very inspiring process this year because it really drove home how much student interest in the creation of increasingly diverse digital resources is growing.”

The ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence offers a paid internship in a partner ARL library or archive, participation in the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, formal mentorship, financial support for student membership in a professional organization, and attendance at a capstone institute.

The 2018–2019 fellows are:

  • Jeremiah Azurin, Harvard University
  • Turquoise Baker, Johns Hopkins University
  • Tiffany Dinwiddie, Wayne State University
  • Marilu Duque, New York University
  • Livia Garza, University of Houston
  • Jonathan Ji, New York University
  • Stephanie Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Yvonne Rivas, New York University
  • Karla M. Roig Blay, University of Texas at Austin
  • Bran Schaffer, Simon Fraser University
  • Kaitlin Srader, Washington State University

For more information about the fellowship, visit the ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence website.

KnowledgeSpeakreports that “CABI has announced the appointment of Andrew Robinson as its new Managing Director, Publishing to lead and drive its Publishing and Knowledge Management activities and products. These include the world-renowned CAB Abstracts and Global Health as well as compendia, books, eBooks, full text resources and important open access resources such as the Plantwise Knowledge Bank and Invasive Species Compendium.

Andy served as SVP and Managing Director, Society Services, Research, at Wiley for 25 years. Most recently he led a global team that provided publishing services to more than 500 societies, associations and not-for-profit organisations. His team covered a full range of subjects from agriculture to zoology, offering journal, magazine, e-learning, web publishing and career services as well as publishing the Cochrane Library, a database of evidence-based medicine.”

infoDOCKET reports that “information scientist Herbert van de Sompel will join DANS in November as Chief Innovation Officer

Van de Sompel (1957) studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Ghent. He graduated in 2000 with a thesis on context-sensitive and dynamic linking of scientific information. Before that he was head of automation at the university library in that city. He then worked as an e-strategy director at the British Library (London, UK) and as a visiting professor at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York). In 2002 he became leader of the research team ‘Digital Library Research and Prototyping’ at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico, USA). He has played a major role in creating widely used information standards (including OAI-PMH, OpenURL, OAI-ORE, Memento, NISO / OAI ResourceSync and Web Annotation) and participated in influential research into alternative metrics for scientific publications (MESUR project) and ‘reference rot’ in scientific communication (Hiberlink project). In 2017 he received the prestigious Paul Evan Peters Award for his contributions to sustainable digital infrastructure in support of education and research…”

“… Springer Nature is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Suzanne Farley to this newly created role. Starting on 13 August 2018, Suzanne will lead the Springer Nature Research Integrity Group which is responsible for working with editors and publishers to maintain the integrity of the published record, preventing misconduct and encouraging sound and reliable research practices.

Working with editorial teams across Springer Nature, the Research Integrity Group provides support and advice on best practice and ethical conduct in research, along with evaluating the publisher’s editorial practices and policies.

The new position will call for a mix of practical knowledge and expertise, which Suzanne brings through a wealth of experience in her previous roles as an editor in the Nature Reviews division and her more recent position as Executive Editor for Scientific Reports…”

 

Also according to KnowledgeSpeakResearch Solutions, Inc., a provider of workflow efficiency solutions for R&D-driven organisations, and its wholly owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, have announced the appointment of two key senior executives to the roles of chief sales officer and chief marketing officer.

Rogier van Erkel joins Research Solutions with 12 years of sales management experience at Elsevier. Most recently, he served as sales director, leading a global team and agent network. He managed a diverse sales portfolio consisting of four product groups selling to businesses all over the world. In that role, he specialised in information products, input for discovery tools and solutions to optimise and maximise customer workflow. He also served in other senior sales roles in Elsevier and before that, managed sales and operations teams for five years at Renewi (formerly Van Gansewinkel).

Yohann Georgel brings to Research Solutions 12 years of marketing experience, most recently serving as senior director of digital marketing for PrimeSport for over six years. Prior to that, he was a director of digital marketing for OleOle, a social media platform for soccer fans worldwide. While there, he was in charge of marketing in 10 different languages.”

 

 

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