OpenAIRE Advisory Board
Adam Farquhar is Head of Digital Scholarship at the British Library, where he focuses on establishing services for scholars and researchers that take full advantage of the possibilities that digital collections and data present. Previously, he was Head of Digital Library Technology where he co-founded the Library’s Digital Preservation Team (www.bl.uk/dp) and initiated its Dataset Strategy and Programme (www.bl.uk/datasets). He is coordinator for the THOR project (www.project-thor.eu); President of DataCite (www.datacite.org), an international association dedicated to making it easier to identify, cite, and reuse scientific data; founder and Board Member of the Open Planets Foundation (www.openplanetsfoundation.org); and has served on the Board of the Digital Preservation Coalition. He was Coordinator and Scientific Director of the EU co-funded Planets Digital Preservation project (www.planets-project.eu) and was a lead architect on the BL’s Digital Library System. Prior to joining the Library, he was the principle knowledge management architect for Schlumberger (1998-2003) and research scientist at the Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory (1993-1998). He completed his PhD in Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin (1993). His work focuses on improving the ways in which people can represent, find, share, use, exploit, and preserve digitally encoded knowledge.
Cameron Neylon is Professor of Research Communication at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University and an advocate of open research practice who has always worked in interdisciplinary areas of research. He has previously been Advocacy Director at PLOS (the Public Library of Science), a Senior Scientist at the STFC Isis Neutron and Muon Facility and tenured faculty at the University of Southampton. Along his earlier work in structural biology and biophysics his research and writing focuses on the interface of web technology with science and the successful (and unsuccessful) application of generic and specially designed tools in the academic research environment. He is a co-author of the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science, the Principles for Open Scholarly Infrastructures and the Altmetrics Manifesto, and writes regularly on the social, technical, and policy issues of open research at his blog, Science in the Open.
Caroline Sutton is Co-Founder of Co-Action Publishing and actively engaged in Open Access discussions. She is also Director at Infrastructure Services for Open Access (IS4OA), the managing organization of the Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), and a member of the board of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). Earlier she served on the SPARC Europe Board, the advisory board of the OpenAccess.se program, and the board of Lund University Library, among other engagements.
Catriona MacCallum is currently Senior Advocacy Manager at PLOS, a Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE and a member of the Board of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). She entered publishing in 1998 as the assistant Editor of the Elsevier journal caends in Ecology & Evolution, becoming Editor in 1999 and Managing Editor in 2001. She joined PLOS in July 2003 as one of the launch editors of PLOS and PLOS Biology. She was a Senior Editor on PLOS Biology for 10 years and was also involved in the planning stages of the PLOS community journals and PLOS ONE. She took a sabbatical from PLOS in 2007-2008 as an invited Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin. She studied Zoology at Edinburgh University, and has a Ph.D. on the evolutionary ecology and genetics of speciation. She has spoken and written extensively about the transformation of scholarly publishing and is a keen advocate of open access, open science, and the reform of scholarly communication. Most recently she was part of the independent panel reviewing the implementation of RCUK’s policy on Open Access.
Donald Hobern is currently the Executive Secretary of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. In this role he is responsible for coordinating the activities of a global network for sharing biodiversity data including 54 countries and many international organisations. His career spans over twenty years in software development and biodiversity informatics. Mr Hobern was GBIF's technical lead between 2002 and 2007 with responsibility for adopting and promoting data standards and an international culture of data sharing. From 2007 to 2011, he worked for CSIRO as the inaugural Director of the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), overseeing the development of the Atlas’ architecture and core tools within the context of the many ALA collaborators. During the same period, he also spent three years as Chair of the Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG), the international organisation responsible for development of standards for exchange of biodiversity data.
Eva Méndez Rodriguez
Eva Méndez Rodriguez holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences and is an expert in metadata. She has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid since 1997 and Tenured Professor since 2008. She has been an active member of several international research teams on various standards for the Web. She is member of the US Academy Louis Round Wilson-Knowledge Trust and the Advisory Committee of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI). She has taken part in and led several research projects and acted as advisor to many more in the fields related with standardization, metadata, semantic web, open data, digital repositories and libraries, in addition to information policies for development in several countries. From 2009 to 2012 she was Director of the University Master’s degree in Digital Libraries and Information Services. In 2015 she won the Young Researcher of Excellence award of her University, and from May this year she is Deputy Vice President for Strategy and Digital Education of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Herbert Van de Sompel
Herbert Van de Sompel is the team leader of the Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, researching various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, including information infrastructure, interoperability, digital preservation and indicators for the assessment of the quality of units of scholarly communication. He graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ghent University, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in Communication Science in 2000. For many years, he headed Library Automation at Ghent University. Since leaving Ghent in 2000, he has been Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse & Exchange specifications (OAI-ORE), the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, the bX scholarly recommender service, info URI, Open Annotation, Memento (time travel for the Web), and ResourceSync. Currently, he works with his team on the Hiberlink and Robust Links efforts.
João Mendes Moreira
João Mendes Moreira is Head of Scientific Information at FCT-FCCN, the unit responsible for planning, management and operation of the national research and education network in Portugal. He has over 15 years of experience managing infrastructures, advanced services and scientific content for the Portuguese research and education community. The area for which he is responsible runs a budget over 14 million euros and serves more than 300.000 potential users. He has worked in the field of information and documentation since 2004 and actively participated in one of the most significant Portuguese projects in this area – The Online Library of Knowledge (b-on) – including as Project Manager. Since 2008, together with the University of Minho, he has managed the Portuguese Open Access Scientific Repository RCAAP. In mid-2013 he started to work in the interesting world of CRISs and presently he is Program Coordinator for the Portuguese Current Research Information System Manager (PT-CRIS).
Juan Carlos De Martin
Juan Carlos De Martin is Faculty co-director of the NEXA Center for Internet & Society at the Politecnico of Torino, Italy, which he co-founded in 2006. He is also Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. A computer engineering professor, since 2003 De Martin has broadened the scope of his attention to the more general theme of the interaction between digital technologies and society. His current primary interest is the future of the university in the Internet age, on which topic he is writing a book. In 2012 he published, together with co-editor Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, “The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture” (OpenBookPublishers, UK). Starting in 2003, he co-led the Creative Commons Italy team and has represented Creative Commons in Italy on a voluntary basis for many years. Between 2013 and 2015, he was Italy's National Point of Reference regarding the European Commission’s Open Access Recommendations. De Martin is a member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani and of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the Democracy Biennale of Turin.
Laurent Romary is Directeur de Recherche at Inria and director of the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH). He was awarded his PhD in computational linguistics in 1989 and completed his Habilitation in 1999. Beyond his research activities in data modeling for the humanities, he has been responsible for defining and implementing the scientific information and open access policy of major research institutions in Europe, including CNRS, the Max Planck Society and Inria, where he initiated a deposit mandate and participates in the development of an overlay journal platform (Episciences.org).
Rick Johnson is the Co-Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarship at Hesburgh Libraries of the University of Notre Dame. In this role, he directs the design and development of the libraries' digital curation solutions, and directs data management consulting services. He serves as a Visiting Program Officer for the Association of Research Libraries for the SHARE project as a technical advisor and to develop partnerships with other organizations to improve data sharing, metadata alignment, and foster a tighter network of research repositories, databases, and information systems. Rick has contributed to several other collaborations such as DASPOS (Data and Software Preservation for Open Science), an NSF grant funded project focused on open sharing of scientific data especially within High Energy Physics (HEP), and he has contributed to the multi-institutional Hydra collaboration as both a code committer and technical manager on several projects. In addition, he spearheaded the implementation of the University of Notre Dame’s institutional repository, CurateND, and he is actively working with the Center for Open Science on integrations between repositories and the Open Science Framework.
G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins. He has been a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information, the ICPSR Council, the DuraSpace Board, the Digital Library Federation advisory committee, Library of Congress’ National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Coordinating Committee and the Federation of Earth Scientists Information Partnership (ESIP) Executive Committee. He has been a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources, a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins and a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the Principal Investigator for the Data Conservancy and has oversight for data curation research and development at the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University.
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