ATG People in the News 9/19/16

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KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The ALPSP Council presented this year’s ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing to Alice Meadows. As Director of Community Engagement and Support at ORCID, Alice has played a central role in expanding its presence with an endeavour that really bridges the divide between publishers and authors. Prior to this, she held a long and distinguished career at Wiley including roles in marketing and circulation, Director of Society Relations and finally Director of Communications. She was a founding partner of the Oxford Publicity Partnership, which provided invaluable services to publishers in the Oxford area for just under a decade.

Alice is a regular and spirited contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen and an active participant at any number of conferences and events – whether on a panel or participating from the audience. More recently she has been a vocal contributor to discussions of gender disparity in scholarly publishing through a series of talks and publications. Lastly, there is Alice the mentor. She has been an invaluable source of support, encouragement, and engagement for all those who have worked with (and especially for) her, many of whom have gone on to excel in their careers under her guidance…”

According to ARL News “Lakota Harden was the keynote speaker for the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16).  The NDLC was hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles “on August 10–13 and co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries. More than 450 library and information science professionals from throughout the United States and Canada attended the event. The conference, themed “Bridges to Inclusion,” included programs across a wide spectrum of topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. April M. Hathcock, scholarly communications librarian at New York University, describes the event in a recent Library Journal article. More information about the conference can be found on the NDLC website. The event was generously sponsored by more than 50 library systems, the Association of College & Research Libraries, and OCLC.”

PLOS announced today that after an extensive search, Dr. Joerg Heber has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of PLOS ONE. Heber will be responsible for setting the editorial course of the journal and continue its mission of improving scholarly communication. His appointment is effective November 21, 2016…

Prior to joining PLOS, Heber was Executive Editor of Nature Communications. In this role Heber had responsibility for the journal’s overall editorial strategy. He was instrumental in Nature Communications transparent peer review initiative, implementing its Data Availability Statements and contributed to the journal’s move to full Open Access publishing. Heber also worked as a Senior Editor for Nature Materials and his previous experience includes a visiting professorship at the University of Tokyo and lecturer at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.

Heber obtained his PhD in semiconductor physics at Imperial College London, UK, and did post-doctoral work at Bell Labs, New Jersey.”

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