Helping science succeed
Helping science succeed


On behalf of the OSI2016 organizing committee, thank you, and welcome! We’re honored and excited that you will be participating in the inaugural conference of the global Open Scholarship Initiative. As you know, OSI is the first effort of its kind—“long overdue” in the words of one delegate, and “a potential game changer” in the words of another. We don’t want to elevate expectations unreasonably, but it’s worth noting that just by agreeing to participate, you and the other delegates in this fascinating group have already notched an important victory.

The next step will be for this group to figure out how best to harness its collective goodwill, experience and energy to create a better future for scholarly publishing. To begin this process, the organizing committee has proposed an intriguing meeting format based on the very successful National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) model, but with some important modifications that will allow for more conversation and full-group debate, a careful capturing of ideas and recommendations, and follow-through measures to translate discussion into action. Our hope is that what comes about in 2016 will continue to develop in 2017 and culminate in new, robust, global understandings, and even new collaborative agreements and efforts—all of which will be determined by you and your conference colleagues.

Before you embark on this path together, here are a few housekeeping notes:

  1. The current delegate list appears at the end of this email. This is a work in progress—enrollment is proceeding quickly and will be completed by early October (225 delegates in all will be included). As you review this list, please let us know (by simply replying to this email) if you have any recommendations, particularly regarding other leaders who should attend from research universities and the global south. A number of replies to our conference invitations are still outstanding—summer has proven to be a difficult time to reach people (as you know)—but we would welcome your help identifying delegates from these and other groups.
  2. Starting within the next few days, you will receive a conference-related email approximately every two weeks until mid-May 2016—first regarding conference-related administrative details (conference registration, travel and lodging, posters, profiles, team assignments and so on), then tutorials beginning around January 1, and then conference follow-up details. If you have provided contact information for an assistant, emails will be sent to this individual as well. In order to ensure that you receive this information in a timely manner, please add this listserv’s email address to your “safe senders” list.
  3. In the coming months, an online working space will be set up for OSI2016 delegates. You will be able to securely manage your conference contact, roster and logistics information in this space and also interact with other delegates before and after your meeting in April.

That’s it for now. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. From all of us, thank you again for participating in this important effort.

Glenn Hampson
OSI Program Director
Executive Director
National Science Communication Institute
[email protected]



OSI2016 delegate list (UPDATED)

As of October 29, 217 high-level stakeholder representatives from around the world have committed to attend OSI2016. We expect this number to fluctuate as the final few delegates come on board, up to 225 delegates total for this first year, representing 15 different stakeholder groups in scholarly publishing.

  1. Ada Emmett, Head of the Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, University of Kansas
  2. Agathe Gebert, Open Access Repository Manager, GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
  3. Ali Andalibi, Associate Dean of Research, George Mason University
  4. Alison Mudditt, Director, University of California Press
  5. Amy Brand, Director, MIT Press
  6. Amy Nurnberger, Research Data Manager, Columbia University
  7. Andrew Sallans, Partnerships and Collaborations Manger, Center for Open Science (COS)
  8. Angela Cochran, Director of Journals, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  9. Ann Michael, President, Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  10. Ann Riley, President, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  11. Ann Thornton, University Librarian and Vice Provost, Columbia University
  12. Anne Kenney, University Librarian, Cornell University
  13. Audrey McColloch, Chief Executive, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
  14. Barbara DeFelice, Program Director for Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing, Dartmouth College
  15. Belinda Huang, Executive Director, National Postdoctoral Association
  16. Betsy Wilson, Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington
  17. Bev Acreman, VP, BioMed Central
  18. Bhanu Neupane, Program Specialist, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO
  19. Bill Priedhorsky, Science Resource Office Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  20. Brad Fenwick, Senior Vice President for Global Strategic Alliances, Elsevier
  21. Brenda Johnson, Library Director and University Librarian, University of Chicago
  22. Brett Bobley, CIO, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  23. Brooks Hanson, Director of Publications, American Geophysical Union
  24. Bryan Alexander, higher education publishing consultant and futurist
  25. Carol Mandel, Dean, Division of Libraries, New York University
  26. Caroline Wagner, science policy expert, Chair in International Affairs, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University
  27. Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
  28. Catherine Mitchell, Director, Access & Publishing Group, California Digital Library
  29. Catherine Murray-Rust, Dean of Libraries & Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness, Georgia Tech
  30. Catriona MacCallum, PLOS Senior Advocacy Manager, PLOS ONE Consulting Editor
  31. Charles Henry, President, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
  32. Chris Bourg, Director, MIT Libraries
  33. Chris Erdmann, Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Library
  34. Christine Hendren, Executive Director, Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT)
  35. Christopher Thomas, Administrator, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), US Department of Defense
  36. Claire Blin, Director of Libraries, University of Pierre and Marie Curie
  37. Claudia Holland, Head of Scholarly Communication and Copyright, George Mason University
  38. Colleen Cook, Dean of Libraries, McGill University
  39. Crispin Taylor, Executive Director, American Society of Plant Biologists
  40. Daisy Selematsela, Director of Knowledge, National Science Foundation of South Africa
  41. Danny Kingsley, Head of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University
  42. David Ross, Executive Director for Open Access, SAGE Publications
  43. Dee Magnoni, Research Library Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  44. Deborah Jakubs, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University
  45. Deborah Stine, Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  46. Deni Auclair, VP & Lead Analyst, Science, Technology, Medicine & Healthcare, Outsell Inc.
  47. Denise Stephens, University Librarian, University of California Santa Barbara
  48. Diane Graves, Assistant Vice President for Information Resources and University Librarian, Trinity University
  49. Diane Schott-Lichter, VP Publishing, American College of Physicians and incoming chair of the Association of American Publishers’ Professional and Scholarly Publishing division’s executive council
  50. Donna Scheeder, President, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  51. Dick Wilder, Associate General Counsel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  52. Emily McElroy, Director, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  53. Elizabeth Marincola, CEO, PLOS
  54. Francisco Valdés Ugalde, Director General, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Mexico
  55. Frank Sander, Director, Max Planck Digital Library, Max Planck Society
  56. Gail McMillan, Director of Scholarly Communication, Virginia Tech
  57. Gary Evoniuk, Director of Publication Practices, GlaksoSmithKline (GSK)
  58. Geoffrey Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CrossRef
  59. Ginger Strader, Director, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
  60. Glenorchy Campbell, Director of US Sales, British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  61. Carton Rogers, Vice Provost for Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
  62. Helena Asamoah-Hassan, Executive Director, African Library and Information Associations & Institutions
  63. Herbert van de Sompel, Open archives pioneer and Prototyping Team Leader, Research Library, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  64. Howard Gadlin, Director, Ombudsman’s Office, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  65. Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS
  66. Ingrid Parent, University Librarian, University of British Columbia
  67. Ivan Oransky, Vice President and Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today, and Co-Founder, Retraction Watch
  68. Ivy Anderson, Director, Collection Development and Management, California Digital Library (CDL)
  69. Jack Schultz, Director, Christopher S. Bond Life Science Center, University of Missouri
  70. James Butcher, Publishing Director, Nature Journals
  71. James Duderstadt, Chair, National Academies Policy and Global Affairs Committee
  72. James Taylor, Deputy Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, American Physical Society
  73. Jamie Vernon, Director of Science Communications and Publications at Sigma Xi and Editor-in-Chief, American Scientist
  74. Jane McAuliffe, Director, National and International Outreach, Library of Congress
  75. Jason Hoyt, CEO, PeerJ
  76. Jean-Gabriel Bankier, President, bepress
  77. Jeff Tsao, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  78. Jeff Mackie-Mason, Dean of Libraries, University of California Berkeley
  79. Jeff Murray, Deputy Director in Family Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  80. Jeffrey L. Horrell, Dean of Libraries, Dartmouth College
  81. Jeffrey Vitter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas
  82. Jennifer Hansen, Officer, Knowledge & Research Services, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  83. Jennifer Howard, Senior Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education
  84. Jennifer Pesanelli, Deputy Executive Director for Operations and Director of Publications, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
  85. Jill Mortali, Director, Office of Sponsored Projects, Dartmouth College
  86. Jim Hilton, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries,  Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation, University of Michigan
  87. Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
  88. Joanna Martin, CENDI Alternate, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), US Department of Energy
  89. John Donatich, Director, Yale University Press
  90. John Inglis, Executive Director and Publisher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and Co-Founder, bioRxiv
  91. John Paul Christy, Director of Public Programs, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
  92. John Vaughn, Senior Fellow, American Association of Universities (AAU)
  93. John Warren, Head, Mason Publishing Group, George Mason University
  94. John Willinsky, open access pioneer, PKP founder, and professor, Stanford University
  95. John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, George Mason University
  96. Jon Cawthorne, Dean of Libraries, West Virginia University
  97. Joshua Greenberg, Program Director for Digital Information Technology, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  98. Joshua Nicholson, CEO and Co-Founder, The Winnower
  99. Joyce Backus, Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
  100. Joyce Ogburn, Dean of Libraries, Appalachian State
  101. Julie Hannaford, Deputy Chief Librarian, University of Toronto
  102. Kaitlin Thaney, Director, Mozilla Science Lab
  103. Karin Trainer, University Librarian, Princeton University
  104. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association (MLA)
  105. Kathleen Keane, Director, Johns Hopkins University Press
  106. Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)
  107. Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
  108. Kevin Bradley, President, US Journals, Taylor & Francis Group
  109. Laura Helmuth, Incoming President, National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
  110. Laurie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief, GigaScience
  111. Lee Cheng Ean, University Librarian, National University of Singapore
  112. Leon Heward-Mills, Global Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis Group
  113. Leslie Reynolds, Chair of Academic Division, Special Libraries Association (SLA) and Senior Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder
  114. Lisa Macklin, Director, Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University
  115. Lisa Spiro, Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services, Rice University
  116. Lorcan Dempsey, VP Research, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
  117. Lorraine Haricombe, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries
  118. Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations, Google
  119. Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American and Director, Editorial & Publishing, Magazines, Nature Research Group
  120. Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian, University of Massachusetts
  121. Mark Parsons, Secretary General, Research Data Alliance
  122. Mark Patterson, Executive Director, eLife
  123. Martin Halbert, Dean of Libraries, University of North Texas and President, Educopia Institute
  124. Martin Kalfatovic, Associate Director, Digital Program and Initiatives, Smithsonian Libraries
  125. Martin Wybourne, Vice Provost for Research, Dartmouth College
  126. Martin Paul Eve, Founder and President, Open Library of Humanities
  127. Mary Thomas, Deputy Director, Smithsonian Libraries
  128. Mary Woolley, President, Research!America
  129. Mary Ellen Davis, Executive Director, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  130. Maryann Martone, Director of Biosciences,, and President, FORCE11
  131. Maura Marx, Acting Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
  132. Medha Devare, Data and Knowledge Manager, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
  133. Mel DeSart, Head, Engineering Library, University of Washington
  134. Melinda Kenneway, Executive Director, Kudos
  135. Melissa Cragin, Staff Associate, National Science Foundation
  136. Meredith Morovati, Executive Director, Dryad
  137. Micah Vandergrift, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Florida State University
  138. Michael Eisen, co-founder of PLOS and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, U Cal Berkeley
  139. Michael Furlough, Executive Director, Hathi Trust
  140. Michael Mabe, CEO, International Association of STM Publishers
  141. Michael Van Woert, Executive Officer and Director, National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  142. Michael Wolfe, Executive Director, Authors Alliance
  143. Nancy Davenport, University Librarian, American University
  144. Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Libraries
  145. Nancy Weiss, Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, Innovation and IP, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  146. Narda Jones, Legislative Counsel, US Senate
  147. Natalia Manola, Director, OpenAIRE
  148. Neil Jacobs, Head of Scholarly Communication Support, UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
  149. Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH, and program manager for the NIH Public Access Policy
  150. Norbert Lossau, Vice President, University of Göttingen
  151. Pablo Gentili, Executive Secretary, Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and Director, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Brazil
  152. Paul Ayris, Director of Library Services and CEO of UCL Press, University College of London, and Co-Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) CIO Community
  153. Paul Murphy, Director, RAND Press
  154. Paul Peters, CEO, Hindawi Publishing
  155. Paul Royster, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, UNL Libraries
  156. Peter Berkery, Executive Director, American Association of University Presses (AAUP)
  157. Peter Lawson, International Sales Director, Karger Publishers
  158. Phil Carpenter, Executive Vice President, Research, Wiley
  159. Phil Kim, Co-Founder and COO, 20 Million Minds Foundation
  160. Pippa Smart, Editor-in-Chief, Learned Publishing
  161. Polyanne Frantz, Executive Director, Grants Resource Center, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  162. Prue Adler, Associate Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  163. Rachel Dresbeck, President, National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) and Director of Research Development and Communications, Oregon Health and Science University
  164. Ralf Schmimer, Head of Scientific Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library, Max Planck Society
  165. Ramesh Gaur, University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  166. Rebecca Kennison, Principal, K|N Consultants
  167. Renaud Fabre, Director, Scientific and Technical Information Directorate (DIST), French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  168. Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
  169. Richard Price, CEO,
  170. Rick Anderson, Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Utah and President-Elect, Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  171. Rita Scheman, Publications Director, American Physiological Society
  172. Robert Cartolano, Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services, Columbia University
  173. Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services, Wellcome Library
  174. Robert Schnabel, Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, incoming CEO of the Association of Computing Machinery
  175. Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  176. Robin Staffin, Director for Basic Research, US Department of Defense
  177. Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian, Australian National University, and Deputy Chair, Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG)
  178. Ryan Merkley, President, Creative Commons
  179. Sally Hillsman, Executive Officer, American Sociological Association
  180. Salvatore Mele, Head of Open Access, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  181. Sam Burridge, Managing Director of Open Research, SpringerNature
  182. Sandra Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California San Diego (UCSD)
  183. Sarah Michalak, Associate Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC)
  184. Sarah Pritchard, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Northwestern University
  185. Scott Montgomery, author, Chicago Guide to Communicating Science (2nd ed.)
  186. Scott Plutchak, Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  187. Scott Waugh, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  188. Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Society
  189. Sharon Farb, Associate University Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication, UCLA
  190. Stephanie Fulton, Executive Director, Research Medical Library, MD Anderson
  191. Stephen Hawthorne, Deputy Chief Executive, Royal Society of Chemistry
  192. Steven Hall, Managing Director, IOP Publishing
  193. Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
  194. Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director, The Royal Society
  195. Sue Corbett, Executive Director, International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
  196. Susan Fitzpatrick, President, James S. McDonnell Foundation and Past-President, Association for Women in Science
  197. Susan Gibbons, Deputy Provost, Libraries & Scholarly Communication, Yale University
  198. Susan Haigh, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Research Libraries
  199. Susan Senner, Information Delivery Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  200. Susan Skomal, President/CEO, BioOne
  201. Susan Veldsman, Director, Scholarly Publishing Unit, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
  202. Suzanne Wones, Executive Director, Harvard Law School Library
  203. Tee Guidotti, President-Elect, Sigma Xi
  204. Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
  205. Tony Hey, Senior Data Science Fellow, eScience Institute, University of Washington
  206. Tony Peatfield, Director of Corporate Affairs, Medical Research Council, Research Councils UK (RCUK)
  207. Tony Roche, Publishing Director, Emerald Publishing Group
  208. Trevor Dawes, Associate University Librarian, Washington University St. Louis
  209. Tyler Walters, Dean, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, and Director, Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)
  210. Vicky Williams, CEO, Research Media
  211. Vidya Krishnamurthy, Director of Communications, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  212. Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University
  213. Vivian Siegel, Director of Education and Training, Global Biological Standards Institute, Vanderbilt University
  214. Wendy Lougee, University Librarian, University of Minnesota
  215. William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley
  216. Winston Tabb, Dean of Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University
  217. Xiaolin Zhang, Director, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)