People in the News 7/7/14

personal-96105_640.jpg - pixabay Publishing Technology announces Ann Lawson as new head of ingentaconnect

Publishing Technology announces that Ann Lawson has been appointed head of itsingentaconnect division, known as the home of scholarly research.

Ann joins the company during a period of global growth for the company. Since the beginning of March, Publishing Technology has expanded its international team with 13 new hires, including the appointment of Alan Bence as senior consultant in the enterprise team and Alan Kenyon as service delivery manager.

In her new role, Ann will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of ingentaconnect, which has redefined academic publishing for hundreds of customers around the world. As Publishing Technology invests in a substantial redevelopment plan for ingentaconnect, Ann will lead its ongoing development and enhancement.

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This award, which is jointly sponsored by OCLC and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is given for research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work that shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect(s) of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data is manipulated and managed.

Dr. Michael Buckland is recognized for his outstanding educational leadership and research in Library and Information Science. As professor of the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Buckland led research in libraries, information retrieval, translingual search, bibliographic and metadata services, the history and theory of documentation, digital libraries and the representation of cultural heritage institutions…

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “medical and scientific publishing house Thieme Publishing Group has announced that Heike Schwabenthan, formerly an associate in the Rights Department, has been promoted and will now head the unit going forward.

A 13-year veteran of Thieme’s Rights Department, Heike Schwabenthan and her team handle the global sale of translation rights for all Thieme products produced in its publishing operations around the world. Heike Schwabenthan will also oversee the Thieme Group’s anti-piracy activities as well as permissions activities…”

 

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