ATG People in the News 9/21/15


According to this news release, “ARL has named Cynthia Hudson-Vitale as a visiting program officer to provide outreach and engagement support for the SHARE initiative; she will serve from September 2015 to March 2017. Hudson-Vitale is digital data librarian in Research Data and GIS Services at Washington University in St. Louis Libraries.

SHARE is a joint effort of ARL, the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the Center for Open Science (COS) to maximize research impact by making a comprehensive inventory of research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable. To fulfill its mission SHARE is building a free, open data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle.

In her role as a VPO for SHARE, Hudson-Vitale will engage with the SHARE working and task groups and the larger stakeholder community to grow the SHARE initiative and increase the adoption of SHARE services. She will establish and cultivate relationships with organizations that will develop into strategic partnerships for SHARE. Additionally, Hudson-Vitale will be a key participant in helping to shape SHARE strategic plans…

As digital data librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, Hudson-Vitale leads research data services and curation efforts for the libraries. Since coming into this role in 2012, she has worked on dozens of faculty projects to facilitate data sharing and interoperability while meeting faculty research data needs throughout the research life cycle. She has also worked across schools throughout the university to improve research reproducibility, addressing both technical and cultural barriers. Hudson-Vitale has been actively involved in the SHARE Working Group as well as the Research Data Alliance (RDA), an international organization that builds the social and technical infrastructure that enables the open sharing of data…”

ARL has also announced that it “has appointed Rick Johnson as a visiting program officer (VPO) to foster SHARE metadata enhancements and strengthen partnerships between SHARE and other research data stewards and providers; he will serve from September 2015 to March 2017. Johnson is program co-director for the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Program and head of Data Curation and Digital Library Solutions at University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries
In his role as a VPO for SHARE, Johnson will develop and deepen SHARE partnerships with other organizations in order to foster a tighter network of research repositories, databases, and information systems. Specifically, these efforts will focus on improving data sharing, metadata quality and alignment, and linking across partner systems, data providers, and SHARE data consumers.

As co-director for the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Program and head of Data Curation and Digital Library Solutions at University of Notre Dame, Johnson has gained valuable, integrated experience working on research and digital repository initiatives both at the institutional and community level. In addition to his participation in the SHARE Working Group, he has contributed to several other research data collaborations, such as Data and Software Preservation for Open Science (DASPOS), a grant-funded project focused on open sharing of scientific data within high-energy physics. Johnson also spearheaded the implementation of the University of Notre Dame’s institutional repository, CurateND, with an emphasis on any format as data, and archiving all related research output and works together, regardless of format. Additionally, he has been involved with many community-based digital repository initiatives within the multi-institutional Hydra project as both a code contributor and technical manager…”

ALAnews reports that “Alesia McManus, director of the Howard Community College Library, Columbia, Maryland, has been elected the 2016-2017 RUSA’s new vice-president/president-Elect…

Prior to her current position, McManus was head of Research and Instructional Services at Binghamton University from 2006-2010. McManus is no stranger to RUSA. Highlights of her professional service to RUSA include serving on the RUSA Board as a director-at-large, serving as RUSA representative to the ALA Legislation Assembly and chairing the Task Force on Legislative Issues, as well as serving in multiple roles within ET (formally MARS) including member-at-large, Web coordinator and co-chair of the MARS/RSS Pre-conference Planning Committee.

McManus becomes RUSA’s new vice-president/president-elect immediately and will assume the RUSA presidency in June 2016 for one year…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak “Thomson Reuters has announced the appointment of Ed Clark and Barry Salzberg to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Clark served as Group President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Group from 2002 until his retirement in November 2014. He is chair of the Advisory Board for the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto and in 2014 was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institute. In 2010, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest distinctions. Clark is also a special advisor to The Woodbridge Company Limited, the principal shareholder of Thomson Reuters. Clark was appointed to the Thomson Reuters Board’s Human Resources Committee.

Salzberg served as the Global Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited from 2011 until his retirement in May 2015. Salzberg joined Deloitte in 1977 and his roles included Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the firm’s US operations. He is currently a Professor at Columbia Business School. Salzberg is a board member of New Profit, Inc. and College Summit, and previously served as Chairman of the United Way Worldwide and Chairman of the Board of the YMCA of Greater New York. Salzberg has been appointed to the Thomson Reuters Board’s Audit Committee…”

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