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Workgroup assignments (draft 1)

Workgroup assignments

Based on your responses, the OSI organizing committee has put together a first draft ofOSI2016 workgroup assignments. These are some amazing-looking groups! Thank you for your help with this process so far.

Still, we had to guess in a few places so please find your name in the tables below and let us know if we got it wrong. If you want to switch, please email your change requests to by the end of the year and we’ll do our best to move the puzzle pieces around. Everyone who made a selection was assigned their first, second or third choice of workgroup (with about two-thirds of respondents receiving their first choice). Those who didn’t make a selection were assigned to a group. To review the complete list of workshop choices and descriptions once again, please visit

There will be 15 workgroups in all at this event. At-large delegates won’t be assigned to one particular workgroup but will instead be expected to participate in multiple conversations throughout the week. Guidelines for workgroup and at-large delegates will be circulated at a later date. The OSI2016 organizing committee will create final workgroup assignments by early January after your change requests have been received.

Thank you as always and best regards,


Glenn Hampson
OSI Program Director

What is Publishing? (Group 1 of 2)

The Royal SocietyStuart TaylorDirector of Publications
Modern Language AssociationKathleen FitzpatrickDirector of Scholarly Communications
Center for Open ScienceAndrew SallansOutreach Director
University of TexasLorraine HaricombeVice Provost and Director, University of Texas libraries
Washington University St. LouisTrevor DawesAssociate University Librarian
University of British ColumbiaIngrid ParentDean of Libraries
International STM AssociationMichael MabeCEO
American ScientistJamie VernonEditor-in-Chief
Vanderbilt UniversityVivian SiegelDirector of Education and Training, Global Biological Standards Institute
Library Publishing CoalitionCatherine MitchellIncoming President
MIT PressAmy BrandDirector
Nature Publishing GroupJames ButcherPublishing Director, Nature Journals

What is Publishing? (Group 2 of 2)

FLACSOFrancisco Valdes UgaldeMexico Director
National Research Foundation of South AfricaDaisy SelematselaExecutive Director for Knowledge Management
SHARETyler WaltersExecutive Director of SHARE and Dean, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Princeton UniversityKarin TrainerUniversity Librarian
University College LondonPaul AyrisDirector of Library Services and CEO of UCL Press
Dartmouth CollegeJill MortaliDirector, Office of Sponsored Projects
Society of Scholarly PublishingAnn MichaelPresident
Retraction WatchIvan OranskyCo-founder
UCLASharon FarbAssociate University Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication
Hathi TrustMike FurloughExecutive Director
John Wiley & SonsPhil CarpenterExecutive Vice President, Research
IoP PublishingSteven HallManaging Director

What is Open?

EducauseDiane GravesBoard member
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationDick WilderAssociate General Counsel
US Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical InformationJoanna MartinCENDI Alternate
Higher Education Funding Council for EnglandSteven HillHead of Research Policy
American Historical AssociationSeth DenboDirector of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives
The Mozilla FoundationKaitlin ThaneyDirector, Mozilla Science Lab
University of WashingtonBetsy WilsonVice Provost for Libraries
Oxford UniversityRichard OvendenBodleian Librarian
Society of Scholarly PublishingRick AndersonExecutive Director
Copyright Clearance CenterRoy KaufmanManaging Director, New Ventures
University of Nebraska-LincolnPaul RoysterCoordinator of Scholarly Communications
Canadian Association of Research LibrariesSusan HaighExecutive Director
BioOneSusan SkomalPresident/CEO

Who decides?

Association of American UniversitiesJohn VaughanSenior Fellow
RD-AllianceMark ParsonsSecretary General
Carnegie-MellonDeborah StineProfessor
White House Office of Science and Technology PolicyJerry SheehanAssistant Director for Scientific Data and Information
CERNSalvatore MeleDirector of Open Access
Coalition for Networked InformationJoan LippincottAssociate Executive Director
Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityClaire BlinDirector of Libraries
National University of SingaporeLee Cheng EanUniversity Librarian
Yale UniversitySusan GibbonsDeputy Provost for Libraries and Scholarly Communication
University of KansasAda EmmettHead of the Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright
University of WashingtonMel DeSartHead, Engineering Library
Chinese Academy of SciencesXiaolin ZhangDirector, National Science Library
ElsevierBrad FenwickSenior Vice President for Global Strategic Alliances

Moral dimensions of open

Sigma XiTee GuidottiPresident-Elect
FLACSO-MexicoKarina AnsolabehereHuman rights and democracy expert
Academy of Science of South AfricaSusan VeldsmanDirector of Publishing
CGIAR (international food research/security network)Medha DevareData and Knowledge Manager
Creative CommonsRyan MerkleyPresident
Emory UniversityLisa MacklinDirector of Scholarly Communications
West Virginia UniversityJon CawthorneDean of Libraries
Stanford UniversityJohn WillinskyOA pioneer and PKP founder
Appalachian StateJoyce OgburnDirector of Libraries
Africa Library and Information Associations and InstitutionsHelena Asamoah-HassanExecutive Director
International Federation of Library AssociationsDonna ScheederPresident-Elect
Open Library of HumanitiesMartin Paul EvePresident
MacMillan PublishersSam BurridgeManaging Director, Open Research at SpringerNature

Usage dimensions of open

US Department of DefenseRobin StaffinDirector for Basic Research
National Science BoardMichael Van WoertExecutive Officer
Ohio State UniversityCaroline WagnerChair in International Affairs, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
MD AndersonStephanie FultonExecutive Director, Research Medical Library
Los Alamos National LabDee MagnoniResearch Library Director
Columbia UniversityAmy NurnbergerResearch Data Manager
University of Nebraska Medical CenterEmily McElroyDirector, McGoogan Library of Medicine
Dartmouth CollegeBarbara DeFeliceProgram Director for Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing
Georgia TechCatherine Murray-RustDean of Libraries & Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness
The John G. Wolbach Library, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsChristopher ErdmannHead Librarian
The Online Computer Library CenterLorcan DempseyVP Research
American Physiological SocietyRita SchemanPublications Director
Taylor & Francis GroupKevin BradleyPresident, US Journals

Evolving open solutions (Group 1 of 2)

Wellcome TrustRobert KileyHead of Digital Services, Wellcome Library
Rand CorporationPaul MurphyDirector of RAND Press
OpenAIRENatalia ManolaDirector
White House Office of Science and Technology PolicyNancy WeissSenior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, Innovation and IP
Max Planck SocietyFrank SanderDirector of the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL)
Cornell UniversityAnne KenneyUniversity Librarian
University of ChicagoBrenda JohnsonLibrary Director and University Librarian
McMaster UniversityVivian LewisUniversity Librarian
KudosMelinda KennewayExecutive Director
Dartmouth CollegeElizabteth KirkAssociate Librarian for Information Resources
Smithsonian Institution LibrariesMartin KalfatovicAssociate Director, Digital Program and Initiatives
CrossRefGeoff BilderDirector of Strategic Initiatives
The WinnowerJoshua NicholsonCEO and Co-Founder

Evolving open solutions (Group 2 of 2)

CNRS (France’s National Center for Science Research)Renaud FabreDirector, Scientific and Technical Information Directorate (DIST)
CHORUSHoward RatnerExecutive Director
National Endowment for the HumanitiesBrett BobleyCIO
PLOSCatriona MacCallumPLOS Senior Advocacy Manager I Consulting Editor, PLOS ONE
Rice UniversityLisa SprioExecutive Director of Digital Scholarship Services
American UniversityNancy DavenportUniversity Librarian
Columbia UniversityRobert CartolanoVice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services
Research MediaVicky WilliamsCEO
University of MassachusettsMarilyn BillingsScholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian
Florida State UniversityMicah VandegriftDigital Scholarship Coordinator at Florida State University
University of California PressAlison MuddittDirector
bepressJean-Gabriel BankierCEO

Open impacts

US Department of DefenseChristopher ThomasAdministrator of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Institute for Museum & Library ServicesMaura MarxActing Director
National Institutes of HealthNeil ThakurSpecial Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research and Program Manager for NIH Public Access Policy
Pacific Northwest National LabSue SennerInformation Delivery Manager
John DoveJohn DoveLibrary and Publishing Consultant
University of MissouriJack SchultzDirector, Christopher Bond Life Sciences Center
University of California Santa BarbaraDenise StephensUniversity Librarian
Australian National UniversityRoxanne MissinghamUniversity Librarian and Deputy Chair of AOASG
KN ConsultantsRebecca KennisonPublishing Consultant
University of California BerkeleyMichael EisenCo-Founder, PLOS
California Digital LibraryIvy AndersonDirector, Collection Development and Management
Special Libraries AssociationLeslie ReynoldsSenior Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Colorado, and SLA Chair, Academic Division
PeerJJason HoytCEO

Participation in the current system

Authors AllianceMichael WolfeExecutive Director
American Association of State Colleges and UniversitiesPollyanne FrantzExecutive Director, Grants Resource Center
Hewlett FoundationVidya KrishnamurthyDirector of Communication
FLACSOPablo GentiliBrazil Director and member, Higher Council
GlaksoSmithKlineGary EvoniukDirector of Publication Practices
Confederation of Open Access RepositoriesKathleen ShearerExecutive Director
Columbia UniversityAnn ThorntonVice Provost and University Librarian
New York UniversityCarol MandelDean, Division of Libraries
University of California BerkeleyJeffrey Mackie-MasonDean of Libraries
University of WashingtonScott MontgomeryScience writer
American Society of Plant BiologistsCrispin TaylorExecutive Director
Smithsonian Institution LibrariesGinger StraderDirector, Smithsonian Press
Royal Society of ChemistryStephen HawthorneAssociate Executive Director

Information overload & underload

Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationJeff MurrayDeputy Director in Family Health
National Academy of SciencesJames DuderstadtChair, Policy and Global Affairs Committee
Sandia National LaboratoriesJeff TsaoDistinguished Member of Technical Staff
Los Alamos National LaboratoryHerbert van de SompelOpen Access Researcher and Pioneer
WikipediaJake OrlowitzHead of The Wikipedia Library
Duke UniversityDeborah JakubsVice Provost, Libraries
University of PennsylvaniaH. Carton RogersVice Provost for Libraries
UCLAScott WaughExecutive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Bryan AlexanderBryan AlexanderPublishing Futurist
American Association of PublishersDiane Schott-LichterVP, Publishing, American College of Physicians, and Incoming Chair of the AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division
George Mason UniversityClaudia HollandDirector of Copyright and Scholarly Communications
Smithsonian Institution LibrariesMary Augusta ThomasAssistant Director
Johns Hopkins University PressKathleen KeaneDirector

Repositories & preservation

American Council of Learned SocietiesJohn Paul ChristyDirector of Public Programs
Library of CongressJane McAuliffeDirector, National and International Outreach
National Library of MedicineJoyce BackusDirector of Operations
Max Planck Digital LibraryRalf SchimmerHead of Scientific Information Provision
Federation of American Societies for Experimental BiologyJennifer PesanelliAsssociate Executive Director and Publishing Director
Force11Maryann MartoneExecutive director
University of Michigan-Ann ArborJames HiltonUniversity Librarian, Dean of Libraries, Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation
University of California San DiegoSandra BrownVice Chancellor, Research
Northwestern UniversitySarah PritchardUniversity Librarian
Dartmouth CollegeMartin WybourneVice Provost for Research
Smithsonian Institution LibrariesMartin KalfatovicAssociate Director, Digital Program and Initiatives
InformaLeon Heward-MillsDirector of Global Publishing
American Geophysical UnionBrooks HansonDirector of Publications

Peer review

National Organization of Research Development ProfessionalsRachel DresbeckPresident, and Director of Research Development & Communications, Oregon Health & Science University
James S. McDonnell FoundationSusan FitzpatrickPresident, and Past President, Association for Women in Science
Leibniz-Institute for the Social SciencesAgathe GebertOpen Access Director
American Physical SocietyJames TaylorCOO
FAPESPCarlos Henrique de Brito CruzScientific Director
Virginia TechGail McMillanDirector of Scholarly Communication
Indiana University BloomingtonRobert SchnabelDean, School of Informatics
Johns HopkinsWinston TabbDean of University Libraries & Museums
University of KansasJeffrey VitterProvost
American Association of University PressesPeter BerkeryExecutive Director
Association of Research LibrariesPrue AdlerAssociate Executive Director
BioMed CentralBev AcremanVP, OA Business Development
Hindawi PublishingPaul PetersCEO


Research Councils UKTony PeatfieldDirector of Corporate Affairs, Medical Research Council
Social Science Research NetworkGregg GordonPresident
International Network for the Availability of Scientific PublicationsSue CorbettExecutive Director
MITChris BourgDirector, MIT Libraries
Cambridge UniversityDanny KingsleyHead of Scholarly Communication
Carnegie-Mellon UniversityKeith WebsterDean of Libraries
University of North TexasMartin HalbertDean of Libraries
Association of Learned and Professional Society PublishersAudrey McCollochChief Executive
National Association of Science WritersLaura Helmuth2016 President
Association of College and Research LibrariesAnn RileyPresident
Emerald Publishing GroupTony RochePublishing Director
BMJGlenorchy CampbellDirector of US Sales
American Society of Civil EngineersAngela CochranDirector of Journals and President, Council of Science Editors

Impact factors

GoogleMaggie JohnsonDirector of Education
20 Million MindsPhil KimPresident
UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)Neil JacobsHead of Scholarly Communications Support
Los Alamos National LabBill PriedhorskyScience Resource Office Director
Cold Springs Harbor LaboratoryJohn InglisExecutive Director and Publisher, CSHL Press and Co-Founder, bioRxiv
University of TorontoJulie HannafordDeputy Chief Librarian
North Carolina Chapel HillSarah MichalakUniversity Librarian
University of MinnesotaWendy LougeeUniversity Librarian
McGill UniversityColleen CookDean of Libraries
Oregon Health & Science UniversityRobin ChampieuxScholarly Librarian and founder of ARCS
Association of College and Research LibrariesMary Ellen DavisExecutive Director
Sage PublicationsDave RossExecutive Director of Open Access
GigaScienceLaurie GoodmanEditor-in-Chief

At-large delegates

National Postdoc AssociationBelinda HuangExecutive Director
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationJoshua GreenbergProgram Director
National Science FoundationMelissa CraginStaff Associate
UNESCOBhanu NeupaneProgram Specialist, Communication and Information Sector
National Institutes of HealthHoward GadlinDirector, Ombudsman’s Office
Research!AmericaMary WooleyPresident
University of GöttingenNorbert LossauVice President
National Information Standards OrganizationTodd CarpenterExecutive Director
DryadMeredith MorovatiExecutive Director
US SenateNarda JonesLegislative Counsel, Senator Maria Cantwell
George Mason UniversityAli AndalibiAssociate Dean of Research, Science
George Mason UniversityJohn ZenelisDean of Libraries and University Librarian
Chronicle of Higher EducationJennifer HowardSenior Reporter
Scientific AmericanMariette DiChristinaEditor-in-Chief
University of Alabama at BirminghamScott PlutchakDirector of Digital Data Curation Strategies
Smithsonian Institution LibrariesNancy GwinnDirector
PLOSElizabeth MarincolaCEO
George Mason UniversityJohn WarrenHead, George Mason Publishing Group
ElsevierWilliam GunnHead of Academic Outreach, Mendeley