ATG People in the News 9/15/15

ARL has announced that “to honor the memory and extend the legacy of long-time ARL staff member Julia Blixrud, ARL has established the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Fund. This fund supports a scholarship for one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate to attend the ARL Fall Forum, held in Washington, DC, in early October each year. In addition to the scholarship, ARL has founded the annual Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Lecture to be delivered at the Fall Forum by an individual who is innovative and active in areas of interest to the ARL community. The scholarship and lecture will be presented for the first time this year.
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Liz Hamilton (left), Tara McPherson (right)

The 2015 recipient of the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship is Liz Hamilton, permissions manager and assistant to the director at Northwestern University Press. The presenter of the 2015 Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Lecture is Tara McPherson, associate professor of critical studies in the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts and director of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Studies in the USC Libraries…

According to KnowledgeSpeakPublishing Technology has announced the appointment of Scott Winner, Executive Vice President of Global Projects, and Xin He, Technical Liaison Engineer, China.

Having joined the company in a newly created role, Scott Winner will be responsible for overseeing and evolving how Publishing Technology delivers its innovations to customers, while ensuring that every project is successful and meets the customer’s needs and expectations.

Scott has 20 years’ experience in driving technology, technology related initiatives and product lines across a variety of different industries, including educational publishing, manufacturing, and financial services, and has held roles at Pearson Education, Amplify Learning, McGraw-Hill and the Fireman’s Fund insurance company.

With seven years of software development experience, Xin He will be based in the UK providing a vital bridge between the company’s rapidly expanding Beijing-based team and its technical teams across the globe. His work will focus on the development of Publishing Technology’s advance and pub2web products within the Chinese market…

Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has announced a transition in the role of editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neuroscience. Dr. Marina Picciotto of Yale University, a former senior editor of JNeurosci and member of the Society’s Council, will become interim editor-in-chief, effective September 12, serving until a permanent editor-in-chief is named. Picciotto replaces Dora Angelaki, who served since Jan 2015.

The search process for a permanent editor-in-chief will get underway shortly and information will be available in the coming weeks…”

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