John Wilbanks is a Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He was previously Vice President of Science at Creative Commons following a fellowship at the World Wide Web Consortium in Semantic Web for Life Sciences. Previously, he founded and led Incellico, a bioinformatics company that built semantic graph networks for use in pharmaceutical research & development. Previously he was the Assistant Director at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and also worked as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Fortney (Pete) Stark. Mr. Wilbanks received a BA in Philosophy from Tulane University and studied modern letters at the Universite de Paris IV (La Sorbonne). He is a research affiliate at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the project on Mathematics and Computation and serves on the Advisory Boards of the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central, the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Open Knowledge Definition, and the International Advisory Board of the Prix Ars Electronica’s Digital Communities awards. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fedora Commons digital repository organization.
NATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL POLICY ADOPTION
Heather Joseph (moderator) has served as the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) since 2005. In that capacity, she works to support broadening access to the results of scholarly research through enabling open access publishing, archiving and policies on a local, national and international level.
Ms. Joseph is also the convener of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access, a coalition of universities, libraries, patients advocacy groups, consumer groups, and student organizations who work to ensure that results of publicly funded research are openly accessible to the public. The group has been a leading voice on U.S. open access legislation, including landmark policy issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Prior to coming to SPARC, she spent 15 years as a publisher in both commercial and not-for-profit publishing organizations. She served as the publishing director at the American Society for Cell Biology, which became the first journal to commit its full content to the NIH’s pioneering open repository, PubMed Central, and subsequently served on the National Advisory Committee for the project.
Ms. Joseph serves on the Board of Directors of numerous not-for-profit organizations, and recently completed a term as the elected President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. She is a frequent speaker and writer on scholarly communications in general, and on open access in particular.
Ellen Finnie Duranceau is Program Manager for the MIT Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Publishing & Licensing, a position she has held since 2006. She manages the administration of the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, and supports MIT authors on rights issues and in complying with research sponsor requirements in relation to publications, such as the NIH Public Access Policy. She is the point person for copyright in the MIT Libraries and manages the licensing program.
In previous roles she has been a digital acquisitions librarian, serials librarian, and reference librarian. She has written and spoken widely on digital acquisitions, repositories, licensing, and open access, is current co-chair of the ACRL New England Scholarly Communication Special Interest Group, and was recently part of the ad hoc working group that launched model author rights language for use in library content licenses.
Neil Thakur has served as Special Assistant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deputy Director for Extramural Research since 2005. He also serves as program manager for the NIH Public Access Policy, and has spent a year on detail to the US Senate Special Committee on Aging. Prior to his time at NIH, he was Assistant Director of Health Services Research and Development at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Thakur holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Yale University School of Public Health and completed a NIMH postdoctoral fellowship in mental health services research at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Thornton Staples (moderator) is currently the Director of the Office of Research Information Services at the Smithsonian institution. He was the Co-Director for the Fedora Project, an open-source repository management system that is in wide use, from its inception in 2001. He has done information architecture consulting for variety of academic and cultural history projects in Australia, Europe and the United States. He has over 20 years experience with creating, managing and delivering digital information in all media, and all content types, with a wide variety of metadata standards. He also has been involved in a several research projects on the problems of digital scholarly communication, with a particular emphasis on its long-term durability. Previous positions include: Director of the Fedora Project and the Director of Community Strategy and Alliances at DuraSpace, Inc.; Director of Digital Library Research and Development at the University of Virginia Library; Chief, Office of Information Technology at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Project Director at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia.
Tyler Walters is the Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech since March 2011. He was a 2008-2010 Fellow in the Association of Research Libraries’ Research Libraries Leadership Fellows program.
Walters serves on many professional bodies such as:
- Serving as Chair of the Coordinating Committee for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (a successor organization to the Library of Congress NDIIP program), and on the
He also serves on the:
- Steering Committee for the International Conference on Open Repositories
Walters has taught graduate LIS courses for the University of Arizona and for San Jose State University. He is a founding member of the MetaArchive Cooperative, a digital preservation federation, and currently serves on the board of its management organization, the Educopia Institute.
He is the lead author of the 2011 ARL report, “New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation."
Walters is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Managerial Leadership for the Information Professions, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. His research focuses on issues of authentic leadership, organizational change, and trust development as applied to new multi-institutional and international collaborative organizations involving libraries and archives.
Ada Emmett (moderator) is Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Kansas (KU). She received her MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science) at the University of Washington and her BA at the University of Michigan. She has been at KU since 2002 and is now library faculty at the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) in Watson Library. Heading the Scholarly Communications Program in CDS she works with faculty and academic departments to provide open and public access to their published scholarship, in fulfillment of the faculty’s Open Access policy. She also assists faculty and students to understand their copyrights associated with scholarly and creative works which they author, create and share in the classroom and in published works. She has been passionate about issues of scholarly communication and access to knowledge since her graduate school days.
Michael Carroll is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law. His research and teaching specialties are intellectual property law and cyberlaw, focusing on the search for balance over time in the face of challenges posed by new technologies. He is a founding member of Creative Commons, Inc., a global organization that provides standardized legal and technical tools that enable legal sharing of cultural, educational, scientific and other copyrighted works.
Professor Carroll also is recognized as a leading advocate for open access over the Internet to the research that appears in scholarly and scientific journals. He has written white papers and has given numerous presentations to university faculty, administrators, and staff around the country on this issue. In addition, he serves on the National Research Council's Board on Research Data and Information, is an Academic Fellow of the Center for Democracy and Technology and is a member of the Advisory Board to Public Knowledge.
Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Carroll practiced law at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. and served as a law clerk to Judge Judith W. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Judge Joyce Hens Green, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He received his A.B. (Anthropology), with general honors, from the University of Chicago and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.using on the search for balance over time in the face of challenges posed by new technologies. He is a founding member of Creative Commons, Inc., a global organization that provides standardized legal and technical tools that enable legal sharing of cultural, educational, scientific and other copyrighted works.
Peter Murray-Rust is a contemporary chemist born in Guildford in 1941. He was educated at Bootham School and Balliol College, Oxford. After obtaining a D.Phil he became lecturer in chemistry at the (new) University of Stirling and was first warden of Andrew Stewart Hall of Residence. In 1982 he moved to Glaxo Group Research at Greenford to head Molecular Graphics, Computational Chemistry and later protein structure determination. He was Professor of Pharmacy in the University of Nottingham from 1996-2000, setting up the Virtual School of Molecular Sciences. He is now Reader in Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge and Senior Research Fellow of Churchill College.
His interests have involved the automated analysis of data in scientific publications, creation of virtual communities e.g. The Virtual School of Natural Sciences in the Globewide Network Academy and the Semantic Web. With Henry Rzepa he has extended this to chemistry through the development of Markup languages, especially Chemical Markup Language. He campaigns for Open Data, particularly in science, and is on the advisory board of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a co-author of the Panton Principles for Open scientific data. Together with a few other chemists he was a founder member of the Blue Obelisk movement in 2005.
In 2002, Peter Murray-Rust and his colleagues proposed an electronic repository for unpublished chemical data called the World Wide Molecular Matrix (WWMM). In January 2011 a symposium around his career and visions was organized, called Visions of a Semantic Molecular Future. In 2011 he and Henry Rzepa were joint recipients of the Herman Skolnik award of the American Chemical Society.
Stuart Shieber is James O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. His primary research field is computational linguistics, the study of human languages from the perspective of computer science. His research contributions have extended beyond that field as well, to theoretical linguistics, natural-language processing, computer-human interaction, automated graphic design, the philosophy of artificial intelligence, computer privacy and security, and computational biology. He is the founding director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society and is the Director of the University Office for Scholarly Communication.
Professor Shieber received an AB in applied mathematics summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1981 and a PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 1989. He was awarded a Presidential Young Investigator award in 1991, and was named a Presidential Faculty Fellow in 1993, one of only thirty in the country in all areas of science and engineering. He has been awarded two honorary chairs: the John L. Loeb Associate Professorship in Natural Sciences in 1993 and the Harvard College Professorship in 2001. He was named a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence in 2004, and the Benjamin White Whitney Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for 2006-07.
His work on open access and scholarly communication policy, especially his development of Harvard's open-access policies, led to his appointment as the first director of the university's Office for Scholarly Communication, where he oversees initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship.
As Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications and Publishing, Tim Deliyannides is responsible for the extensive electronic publishing initiatives of the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh. With over 25 years experience in library information technology, Tim has spent the last decade working with academic units and scholarly associations to promote open access to research and to help transform models of scholarly publishing. Tim oversees a number of author self-archiving repositories for research materials that include peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, pre-print publications, and other ‘grey literature’ such as white papers and technical reports.
Charles (Chuck) Eckman has served as University Librarian and Dean of Library Services at Simon Fraser University since September 2010. From June 2006 to August 2010 he served as Associate University Librarian and Director of Collections at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1995 to 2006 he worked at the Stanford University Libraries as Principal Government Documents Librarian and Head of the Social Sciences Resources Group.
Dr. Eckman has managed and consulted for several digital library initiatives over the course of his career. At Berkeley he established a library-based fund supporting author charges for campus researchers who desire to publish in open access journals. He served on the [U.S.] Depository Library Council to the Public Printer from 2003 to 2006. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and chairs the CRKN Negotiations Resource Team. He also serves on the recently established University Press Content Consortium’s eBooks Library Advisory Board.
Dr. Eckman’s research interests include information policy, open access initiatives, and the history of scholarly communication. He holds an MLIS from UC Berkeley (1987), PhD in Politics from Princeton University (1986), and BA in Political Science from Indiana University (1979).
Caroline Sutton is one of three Co-founders behind Co-Action Publishing, an international open access publishing house with offices in Scandinavia. In addition to working with marketing, public relations and business development in Co-Action Publishing, Caroline serves as the current President of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). She has served on the board of Lund University Library, and is currently a member of the SPARC Europe Board and the Advisory Board of the OpenAccess.se programme in Sweden, and is Chair of the Advisory Board for OAPEN.
Caroline speaks regularly on open access issues, and has held a number of workshops, together with Professor David Solomon, for scholar publishers and university libraries on creating and developing open access journals.