I am leading Jisc’s programme of activity within the OA monographs space and the relationship with members, Research England, UKRI, Wellcome Trust, cOAlition S and UUK.
I am responsible for developing and managing strategic relationships, both in the UK and internationally, to ensure that the activities of Jisc align and integrate with other global initiatives. The role will develop a sector and funder endorsed strategy, roadmap, and operational plan, which will define how Jisc will provide support for the adoption and implementation of UKRI, Wellcome Trust and Research England’s OA monograph policies.
This role acts as the lead for communications on OA monographs within Jisc and with members and stakeholders in the UK in addition to cultivating international relationships. This includes acting as the UK representative for OPERAS, the European Research Infrastructure for the development of open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities and leading Jisc’s work for the Research England and Arcadia funded COPIM project.
Previously I worked in the university sector for 23 years, most recently at the University of Huddersfield where I managed the library resources budget, open access services and the University of Huddersfield Press. I am a Chartered Librarian (MCLIP) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I was awarded my professional doctorate in 2017 for research on New University Press publishing. I am also co-author of TERMS (Techniques in E-Resources Management) alongside Jill Emery (Portland State University) and Peter McCracken (Cornell University).
Making the monograph sustainable
Research Information, October 2017