ATG People in the News 9/8/15

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InfoDOCKET reports that “Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the appointment of Bernard A. Barton Jr. as chief information officer of the Library of Congress. The appointment takes effect today.

Barton most recently served as chief information officer and deputy administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), the largest central resource for Department of Defense and government-funded research, development, technical and engineering information.

At the Library, Barton will serve as the senior information-technology leader, responsible for information-technology operations, strategy and alignment with the institution’s mission. As chief information officer, Barton also will serve on the Library’s Executive Committee…

Barton succeeds Elizabeth Scheffler, who has served as interim chief information officer since January. She will return to her position as a senior executive in the U.S. Copyright Office…

According to KnowledgeSpeakEdinburgh University Press has announced the appointment of Margaret Hewinson as a non-executive director, effective September 1, 2015.

She succeeds Jill Jones who has stepped down after two years. Hewinson joins Richard Fisher and Ivon Asquith, who has been re-appointed as chairman for a further four year-term.

Hewinson is a consultant, mentor and development coach for the publishing industry. She has had a long career in academic publishing which included Oxford University Press and Palgrave Macmillan.

At the latter she was sales and marketing director of all divisions, publishing director for the higher education division, and most recently managing director of Palgrave Macmillan Higher Education until the company’s relocation in 2014.”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has announced that Dr. Holly Taylor will assume the editorship of AJOB (American Journal of Bioethics) Empirical Bioethics, beginning with Volume 7, 2016. Dr. Taylor has been a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics since 1999. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she earned her PhD. Theo Schall, a staff research coordinator at the Berman Institute, will work with Dr. Taylor as Managing Editor of the journal.

Dr. Taylor has training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has used these skills to explore a range of issues in applied research ethics and public health research. Her current research portfolio includes projects on Central IRBs, the role of partners in dementia research; the willingness of US local health department staff to respond to an infectious disease emergency; provision of ancillary care in international public health research; and enhancing cost effective analysis with an assessment of social justice in the context of MDR-TB in Africa…”

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