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A list of some folks that are particpating in the fest. Add yourself to the list!
A list of some folks that are particpating in the fest. Add yourself to the list!
I am Editor and Outreach Co-ordinator at Open Book Publishers, a non-profit, scholar-led Open Access book publisher. I also work on outreach for the COPIM project (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructure for Monographs), which is creating open source, community-governed infrastructure to support OA book publishing. I am part of the Open Access Books Network.
PhD student at the Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada) in French Literature, my research is about publication process in literature area. Research assistant at the Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualites. Open publishing system enthousiast. Writing stuff about books, publications and digital at www.quaternum.net (in french).
I am a researcher with a PhD in Methods and Statistics. I did my PhD on improving science, and now I am the executive director of the worker cooperative Liberate Science.
Since 2010, we’ve designing and distributing free and open source typefaces. We also organize ass-kicking workshops for humans and computers.
My previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Publishers. I am a frequent speaker and participant at industry events including the COUNTER Board of Directors, the STM Futurelab, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, the NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force. I have a Ph.D. in Military and Diplomatic History from Yale University.
Arthur is the co-founder and managing director of Electric Book Works, an agency that turns ordinary publications into engaging websites, ebooks, and printed editions. He co-founded healthcare publisher Bettercare; children’s book publisher Book Dash; and Paperight, an award-winning experiment in distributed print-on-demand. He worked for multinational publishers before starting EBW in 2006. He is a Shuttleworth Foundation fellow.
Gimena is a researcher at CONICET (Argentina). She coordinates the Digital Humanities Lab (HD CAICYT Lab, CONICET). She is interested in the many ways of editing digitally literary and academic texts and open research practices related to the Humanities.
Nidia works at the Argentine Center for Scientific and Technological Information (CAICyT-CONICET). She develops resources for georeferencing Early Modern Latin American texts and participates on the publication of digital editions for the Digital Humanities laboratory (HDLAB). She is also a member of the Documentation and Research Laboratory in Linguistics and Anthropology (DILA), where she collaborates with the documentation, processing and analysis of endangered languages of South America.
My primary academical interest is applied epistemology, more specifically how humans form the capacity to gain knowledge in different environments – such as during Human-Computer Interaction. Currently my research focuses on fake news, publishing, Open Science, Metascience, and virtue egoism in its relation to epistemic virtues.
Ed Simon is a staff writer for The Millions and an editor for Berfrois.
I am a Managing Editor for microPublication Biology and a curator for WormBase.
Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center. Co-PI, Manifold Scholarship.
Part-time ethnographer of scholarly publishing infrastructure; full-time childcare provider.
Developer interested in building better environments for reading and writing; currently half of Circumference Books; previously part of the Institute for the Future of the Book; slowly writing about reading, travel, and how we come to know things.
I'm the Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, as well as Professor (Part-Time) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University. I started the Public Knowledge Project in 1998, which conducts research and develops open source scholarly publishing software (e.g., OJS) in support of greater access to knowledge.
Software Engineer interested in building solutions for publishing problems!
Crystal Chan is the Digital Developmental Editor of RavenSpace, a publishing platform and publication series by Indigenous authors and their collaborators.
I am UI/UX designer and illustrator at coko and booksprints.
I'm a Davis, CA native, newly back in my hometown after eight years in San Francisco. I got my start with open access publishing at PLOS (Public Library of Science), did a web development bootcamp in 2016, and worked with Coko on XSweet and Editoria after that until 2019. I'm on an API team now, and enjoy nerdy things like standards, open source tools, and aquariums.
Constallations is a research project, a laboratory: Alix Desaubliaux, Pascale Barret and Annie Abrahams started it in May 2018. In 2020 Carin Clonowski, Alice Lenay and Gwendoline Samidoust joined the group. Constallationss uses the internet, challenges and surprises as tools. Annie called the project contemporary net art, Pascale an inclusive, non-binary laboratory, and Alix talked about performative and collaborative explorations. Their methodology: https://constallations.hotglue.me/?methodologie
Julia Stewart Lowndes, PhD is a marine data scientist championing kinder, better science in less time through open data science and teamwork. She leads programs to empower science teams with skillsets and mindsets for open, reproducible research, including through Openscapes, which she founded as a Mozilla Fellow in 2018, and with the Ocean Health Index team at NCEAS. Data science with R was her entryway to open publishing, and she openly builds program resources with RMarkdown and GitHub.
I am the Open Science Officer of DARIAH, a European Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities. Here I am responsible for fostering and implementing Open Science practices across the DARIAH network. My background is linguistics, my PhD is a corpus study on the evolution of certain Hungarian word-formation patterns.
Daniela is a Managing Editor for microPublication Biology and a Curator for WormBase at the California Institute of Technology. With microPublication Biology she advocates for direct incorporation of peer-reviewed single experimental observations into established biological repositories.
Nicolas Taffin is a publisher and graphic designer with a philosophical background, who parts his time between images, letters and code. Co-founder of C&F éditions with Hervé Le Crosnier. He also taught publishing at the University of Caen-Normandy, directed the magazine Communication imprimée and chaired the typographic association of the Rencontres internationales de Lure for ten years.
Free software developer and researcher. He is the founder of “Decentralized Science” European Project and is currently finishing his PhD on Decentralized Governance tools for online communities. He has also participated in the European Projects P2P Models and P2Pvalue. His experience developing decentralized web tools includes Teem, SwellRT and decentralized.science, using technologies such as Blockchain and IPFS.
With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Jo is a trainer and consultant in [Open] Science Communication and [digital] Science Project Management and co-founder of AfricArXiv. With a focus on digital tools for science and her label Access 2 Perspectives, she aims at strengthening global science communication in general – and with a regional focus on Africa – through Open Science.
MSc, PhD Student in Neuroscience
I'm a cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker turned bookworm - Book Sprint facilitator, and CEO of Book Sprints Ltd.
Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei received his Ph.D. in Media & Communications from the European Graduate School and Ph.D. in Modern Thought from the University of Aberdeen. He is a philologist and director of scholar-led open-access publishing platform punctum books. He is a specialist of the Old Nubian language and managing editor of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies.
I have worked as a bioinformaticist and software engineer since 2004.
Doubt Specialist. Previously bridging social and digital in academia, web agency and freelancing. Background in social sciences and web development.
Just a researchers
Gabe is a technologist working at the intersection of publishing and technology. He is currently the Head of Operations and Product for the Knowledge Futures Group. Previously, Gabe co-founded Massive Science, a startup that trains scientists to tell stories about their work and publishes them on a data-driven web platform. Gabe has worked in a variety of product and audience roles at Google, Upworthy, and Fast Company. In his spare time, he bakes a lot of bread and obsesses over cabinet organization.
I'm a Scholarly Communications Librarian and support researchers and scholars at UC San Diego from all backgrounds, disciplines, and at all career stages to use, create, and publish scholarship and research in ways that promote its dissemination, accessibility, and impact.
I offer guidance so that our academic community can make informed, ethical, and sustainable choices in solving problems and seizing opportunities as they communicate their scholarship and research.
I like to draw shapes and build systems. I make custom and retail typefaces, design books, posters and visual identities. You can also find me experimenting alternative tools and organizing workshops with Bonjour Monde.
Morgan Tunzelmann is the market and business development manager for UBC Press’s digital publishing platform, RavenSpace. Throughout her career she has worked in book publishing and at research institutes for critical and digital humanities projects, helping to foster knowledge and creative exchange. She is based in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Alice Savoie is an independent type designer, researcher and educator based in Lyon, FR.
From posters to interfaces, I’ve been designing user experiences for a decade, with a soft spot for books.
I’m one of those designers who code, who believe that accessibility and inclusiveness is the best thing a computer can bring to a content.
I design stuff at Coko, at Cabbage Tree Labs, at Booksprints, and sometimes for things that i believe in like the Open Publishing Fest.
I compute letters and Numbers.
Loraine Furter is a graphic designer, researcher and teacher specialized in editorial design, hybrid publishing and intersectional xfeminism. Loraine is currently a PhD student in Sint Lucas Antwerp where she works on the project Speaking Volumes — art, activism and feminist publishing. She is part of the cyberfeminist collective Just for the record, a co-organizer of the graphic design festival Fig.
Eleanor is the Research Relationships Manager at the University of New England, NSW. In this role she works closely with the Research Office, Faculties, and Librarians to advocate on a number of topics including Open Scholarship, strategic publishing practices, and ethical use of metrics. Other key projects include coordinating the creation of postgraduate information and research literacy skills in an online environment.
Co-founder of the radical art group and publisher Necro Enema Amalgamated = necroenema.com. Today, OSINT (open source intelligence) reasearcher working across competitive/business intelligence and #OSINTforgood serving dissidents, artists and investigative journalists. Despite (or perhaps because of?) my work in experimental art, design and independent publishing, managed a diverse career in both consumer and scholarly media, most recently, leading Scopus, the abstract & citation platform.
Talking with young people about Asia
Talking and writing about Latin America
Founder of all sorts of stuff - Coko, Book Sprints, Cabbage Tree Labs, Paged.js, Open Publishing Awards, yadda yadda... Adam came up with the idea for this fest. Surfer, once traveller now gardener, Shuttleworth Fellow, ex artist and radio guy.
Gimme a call if you want a new publishing platform built. We (Coko) builds state of the art publishing platforms. All open source.
Ginny Barbour is Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and Co-Lead, Office for Scholarly Communications,QUT. In 2004, she was one of the three founding editors of PLOS Medicine. She has been involved over the years with many Open Access, publishing, and ethics initiatives including DORA, the Cochrane Library Oversight Committee, and as a Plan S Ambassador. She writes for the Conversation. She is on the NHMRC’s Research Quality Steering Committee ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2358-2440
Mandy is a librarian, writer, and advocate for a healthy and vibrant Commons. She was named a 2012 Library Journal Mover and Shaker for her work as a founding member of the People’s Library at Occupy Wall Street, and is the author of Economy, Ecology, Equity: The Path to a Carbon Neutral Library (ALA Editions 2014).
Dr Thomas Shafee is a data specialist at La Trobe University. He is also a keen Wikipedian, focusing on improving diagrams and citations for scientific topics. He organises Wikipedia-Academia integration as an editor for PLOS Genetics and editor-in-chief of WikiJournal of Science. Thomas also directly writes for the encyclopedia, with articles he’s written or overhauled having >30 million views per annum.
Alchemist, enzyme or philosopher by fire My expertise is creative research, a term without boundaries. I am interested in developing talent producing aRT in communities and in carved spaces. As well inmentoring and consulting. Sometimes it involves walking in the woods blindfolded.
Erwin Verbruggen is the product manager for digital scholarship & knowledge sharing at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. He works on several (inter)national projects in the field of digital preservation and open access. He is the publishing support for the open access VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture and TMG Journal for Media History.
20 years involved in book production, print and digital with 10 years specialization on inclusive and adaptated publications for print disabled persons.
Sprint facilitator, Instructional and Learning Designer, Lecturer
Thanks to Digital Ocean's Erin Glass & Mozilla's Jason Orendorff for raising TOPOI from the ashes of the 20th Century. Much respect!
I’m a confident and a sales expert with more than 8 years of experience in professional sales. I am an educational material specialist and content developer, mostly for school foundation phase, to record I have sold over 27 000 children’s books, I have a strong attention to detail with high level of commitment, loyalty and dedication.
UX & UI in scholarly publishing
I am an online community architect. I promote commons-based social organizations, particularly in the academy. I write about culture change for open science, and commit fiction regularly (mainly alternate present SciFi). I am trained in cultural anthropology.
I used to think of myself as a generalist in information consumption, but now I am getting rather picky about what I care to digest.
I am a molecular microbiologist and have done medical research in the Netherlands, Germany,and in Africa From 2012 I have been invloved in the open mouvement , first at Open Knowledge and from 2015 as Editor in chief at the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
What I did before? I was eating pizzas with turtle in Toronto
Crossref and metadata and mamahood.
hospital librarian, food coop manager, academic health sciences/science&engineering liaison, with assignments in research data curation & scholarly communication
Lecturer & Researcher Political Science Program, Universitas Negeri Semarang
A lecture in IAIN Sorong, Indonesia
Organization to help Journal Manager in Indonesia
Sprint facilitator, Instructional Designer, Lecturer of Visual Anthropology, Media Pedagogy and Qualitative Research Methods
Organization to help Journal Manager in Indonesia
I am a lecturer at Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya
Cultural and Media Studies Researcher, Public Relations Officer of Relawan Jurnal Indonesia (NGO)
His principal research interests focus on the Psychology of Corruption, Psychoinformatics, National Cultural Orientation, and Psychology of Public Policy. He is an Indonesian Open Science Team Member as well as an Endorser of Indonesia's RINarxiv ( https://rinarxiv.lipi.go.id/lipi )
Im Ivan, who are you?
I am one of the main developers of the SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies, Co-Director of OpenCitations, and founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC).
Dan Rudmann is the Associate Director of punctum books, a project lead at COPIM, and one of the organizers of the Open Publishing Fest. Previously, Dan ran the label Punctum Records, alternative pedagogy program Human Sciences, and public space for the arts and education Studium.
Editor and part of Rrlawan Jurnal Indonesia
Eric Kunto Aribowo is a lecturer and researcher at Universitas Widya Dharma, Indonesia. His background is Lngistics. He has also participated in the Open Science Indonesia, Figshare ambassador and Protocols.io ambassador for fostering open science in Indonesia.
Head of Research at HEAD – Genève
A Wikipedian since 2002, a former Chair of Wikimedia Foundation and a founding member of Wikimedia France and Wiki in Africa. Supporter of the open-source and free knowledge movement since 2002. Co-lead on a several projects related to Wikipedia, Africa, and Women such as Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Women or the WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique. Online... aka Anthere ! https://www.linkedin.com/in/devouard/
Indonesian Journal Volunteers
I teach at Udayana University, in Bali, Indonesia. My research area is linguistics, focusing on how metaphoric expressions and languages we use in daily life reveal the way we conceptualise our experiences with the world (as pursued in Cognitive Linguistics). I am also interested in investigating aspects of Indonesian grammar and linguistics from the usage-based, quantitative perspective. I use R for all things data science in linguistics.
A knowledge presenter
I'm always cross - experiencing....
I am one of the broadcasters of Radio Antidoto. I write, I play music, I sing and I work at the University of Turin as Web Content Editor and as a private editorial consultant.
I create augmented audio reality, write podcasts and try to do stuff that surprises and is not boring to listen to.
Before becoming the OA Ebook Usage Data Trust project's Program Officer, Christina worked to develop coalitions and data-driven decision making while informing data policy across the higher education, public, and not-for-profit sectors. She's also a data privacy wonk (IAPP member) and Tufte fan.
I worked as an editor in a small scientific publishing house for years and then switched to technology and became an open source developer. Four years ago, I started to code the publishing cms called "Typemill".
Worked at Silverplatter in the 90's and Credo Reference from 2003 to 2014. Since 2015 I am singularly focused on eliminating paywalls that create artificial scarcity against the very purpose of scholarly communication.
Since February I've been named one of the 20 or so "Ambassadors" for the Directory of Open Access Journals.
Webdev & Student
Julie Blanc is designer graphic, CSS lover and PhD student (EUR ArTeC / Université Paris 8 - EA349 / EnsadLab). She is also part of the development team of Paged.js.
John Chodacki is Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library (CDL). As UC3 Director, John works across the UC campuses and the broader community to ensure that CDL’s digital curation services meet the emerging needs of the scholarly community – including digital preservation, persistent identifiers, research data management, and data publishing.
I serve as a strategist for the Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives team at LYRASIS. I am particularly interested in developing sustainable open access models for monographs and journals, as well as better understanding the dynamic relationships between the scholar, publisher, and librarian, especially as they interrelate via university presses, scholarly presses, library publishers and libraries.
philologist at large
Abrüpt is a factory of books and antibooks. It mainly publishes experimental french speaking literature, social science and art zines. What drives Abrüpt is the use of digital tools to try to create a new dynamic within the textual form. All its publications are also placed under public licenses and they exist in a free version on the web. Abrüpt aims for texts to be fully cybernetic by their movement on the network through their form, content, and political approach.
I'm a post-doctoral researcher in Organisation Studies and Strategy & Research manager at Quartz OA. As a post-doc, I now research the functioning of complex ‘meta-organisations’ and their role in sustainability transitions. As a Strategy and Research Manager at Quartz OA, I help bring to life our vision for a fairer and more sustainable open access academic publishing.
Terence Smyre is the Manifold Digital Projects Editor at the University of Minnesota Press. He has worked in university publishing his entire career in a broad array of roles, spanning marketing, editorial, and production. In his current position, Terence is contributing his publishing expertise to the development of the Manifold Scholarship platform and in the transformation of the press’s processes to make their publications more accessible.
An African researcher interested in publishing or authorship and reading, especially related to disasters, public health emergencies and a wide variety of global affairs etc.
Graphic design student from France, interested in open source and alternative tools as well as edition techniques and web to print
Head of Technology at eLife and Sciety. An advocate of open source technology, open science and improving the way research discoveries are published and shared. When not at eLife, Paul combines his interests in photography and motorsports with time spent with his young family – resulting in lots of photographs of fast-moving things that cost a lot of money.
Trying to connect the worlds of open science, FAIR ethics and Wikimedia in a sustainable way.
Thomas Shafee is a data scientist and bioinformatician with a particular interest in science communication and data visualisation. He also works to bridge the Wikipedia-academia divide via a number of projects, in particular as organising editor of PLOS Genetics's Topic Page review articles and as Editor in Chief of WikiJournal of Science.
I'm a designer interested in how digital interfaces shape the ways we communicate among humans and with machines. I care about language, networks, and inclusive design. I'm the founder of Cita Press and the Senior Designer at Access Now.
Editor Queensland Science Network Newsletter
Demanding digital commons, online privacy and internet freedom! Open Labs Albania initiator. Business development at Cloud68.co.
Prof in Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver BC)... I have studied history of publishing, history of technology, and history of publishing technology for many years.
Helping tech-savvy or curious educators leverage open content tools, inside or outside of an LMS🚀 Open Source is Choice.
We are a transdisciplinary network working across art, science, nature and everyday life
Online Privacy and Free Software Advocate. Both my professional and volunteer work consist in promoting technological innovation through open standards, open source software and information security. I am one of the co-founders of Cloud68.co, working to build a sustainable company which makes the use of open source digital infrastructure easy and convenient.
I am the founder of PeerRef, a journal-independent peer review service. It offer authors simple, fast and open peer review for any preprint. I completed my PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Nottingham / Monash University in 2018. I then held several roles at Frontiers, an Open Access publisher. I worked as a commissioning specialist, went on to manage a team of specialists, then became a strategy and planning analyst.
tiago fioravante is a journalist and independent researcher, working in the intersections of communications, arts, and culture. Awarded with the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) and a founding member of the research group CHILDREN IN MEDIA: Center for Studies in Communication, Education, and Culture. Other activities include Queer Childhood Watch (@QueerChildhood), a project devoted to tracking media representations of queer childhood experiences.
Marcel has founded and edited several diamond oa journals. At some point, he started researching the oa landscape, especially in small, interdisciplinary and scholar-led contexts. He works at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (Berlin).
Kamel Belhamel is Managing Editor, DOAJ ambassador for North Africa & Middle East and the representative to the Creative Commons Global Network Council. He is also Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bejaia in Algeria. His scientific activities are focused on the chemistry of the Natural Products and new developments in academic publishing around topics such as peer review, open access and good publication practice.
POÉTISTHME is a collective dedicated to experimentation and poetic education through publishing organizing events and interventions in educational settings. We are committed to promoting contemporary poetry and making it live where it is needed (that is, everywhere) but is not necessarily present.
PhD in Geophysics
Developer with 6+ years of experience in developing enterprise web applications. I believe myself to be a creative logical thinker with a great passion for technology and innovation. Interested in learning more about opensource, education, and publishing areas.
instructional designer / adjunct faculty
I am a Socio Tech researcher and Neurodivergent from India. I also run a Self Help Community called Women In Tech Collectives where we research, design and develop modern apps based on latest tech and also advocate Open Source technology.
Alan Levine (https://cog.dog/) explores the potential of new technologies for education. He set up a web server in 1993 and has not left since. His current role is Director of Membership Strategy and Community Engagement at Open Education Global. Earlier he led innovation efforts with the New Media Consortium and the Maricopa Community Colleges. Alan works from home in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Scholarly Communication Librarian
I'm a software developer and I help other developers create good PDF documents. I'm sharing my extensive experience with building invoices and complex reports for fintech, adtech, education and media. I wrote an ebook called "Mastering PDF with PHP."
An Academic Librarian (UK) and Founder of the campaign #ebooksos which is fighting for fair access to ebooks for libraries and an investigation into the ebook market