OASPA is pleased to announce the third webinar in our new series, in which we are inviting a number of speakers to consider contemporary debates in open research and open access publishing.
The next webinar will be The Academy takes on publishing: OASPA Webinar in support of Academic-Led Publishing Day.
Date: Thursday 7th February 2019
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm GMT (other timezones:7.00am PST, 9.00am CST, 10.00am EST, 12.00pm BRT, 4.00pm CET, 4.00pm WAT, 7.00pm SAST, 4.00pm IST)
OASPA is delighted to support Academic-Led Publishing Day as part of our webinar series focussing on issues of Open Research, with three world experts at the forefront of publishing initiatives that promote Open Access and Open Scholarship at institutions: Dr Paul Ayris Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services), Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and Dr Charles Watkinson, Director of University of Michigan Press and Associate University Librarian for Publishing at University of Michigan Library. The webinar is co-chaired by Catriona MacCallum, Director of Open Science at Hindawi and Claire Redhead, the Executive Director of OASPA.
Academic-Led Publishing Day is a global digital event to foster discussions about how members of the scholarly community can develop and support academic-led publishing initiatives. Academic-Led publishing refers to scholarly publishing initiatives wherein one or more academic organizations control decisions pertaining to copyright, distribution, and publishing infrastructure. The goal of Academic-Led Publishing Day is to create an open dialogue about academic-led publishing programs and funding models – both current and potential – and to raise awareness about the roles and capabilities of different stakeholders in this space (#ALPubDay).
Paul Ayris – @ucylpay – is Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services). He joined UCL in 1997. Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) INFO Community. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern-Unige Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is also Chair of JISC Collections’ Content Strategy Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL. He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.
Kathleen Shearer – @KathleeShearer – is the Executive Director of COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories), an international association of repository with a membership of over 140 institutions worldwide from 40 countries in 5 continents. COAR is developing a sustainable model for scholarly communications based on a global network of open access repositories and actively promotes the role of libraries in managing and providing access to content in the future of scholarly communication system. Shearer is also a consultant for several other organizations. She is a research associate with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and was actively involved in launching the national research data management network in Canada, called Portage.
Charles Watkinson – @charleswatkinso – is Director of University of Michigan Press and Associate University Librarian for Publishing at University of Michigan Library. Until June 2014 he was Director of Purdue University Press. Previously, until August 2009, he was Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. His degree from Cambridge University is in Archaeology and Anthropology and he continued to do fieldwork until 2010, most recently as a co-director of the Shala Valley Project in Northern Albania. He edited, with Michael L. Galaty of Millsaps College, Archaeology under Dictatorship, published by Springer in 2004. As a member of the Board of Directors of both the Society for Scholarly Publishing and the Association of American University Presses, he is heavily involved with wider issues of scholarly communication. He also chairs and speaks at a number of seminars on scholarly communication issues.
Catriona MacCallum – @catmacOA – is Director of Open Science at Hindawi. She has 20 years experience in scholarly publishing and 15 years in Open Access Publishing. She has a PhD from Edinburgh University and went into publishing as a professional Editor initially working for Elsevier, where she was Editor of Trends in Ecology & Evolution, before joining the Open-Access publisher PLOS in 2003 to launch PLOS Biology as one of the Senior Editors. She also acted as a Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE, leaving PLOS as Advocacy Director in 2017. She is currently a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform and the UKRI Open Access Practitioners Group. She serves on the Advisory Boards of OpenAire and the Royal Society (Publishing), and is on the steering committee of the relaunched DORA initiative. She is a founding individual of the I4OC (Initiative for Open Citations) campaign.
Claire Redhead – @OASPA – is Executive Director of OASPA. Her publishing background began back in 2000. Editorial positions in UK publishing houses in the 12 years that followed provided her with valuable opportunities for developing key skills and varied experience in the academic journal and book publishing industry. In 2012 Claire joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), initially responsible for managing membership and communications for the organisation. Claire quickly took the lead to develop and grow OASPA during this time, and was appointed Executive Director of the association in 2016.
11 Feb 2019: The recording of this webinar is freely available here, along with previous webinars organised by OASPA