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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 [email protected] 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
[email protected]

What is Publishing? (Group 1 of 2)

 Institution Individual Role
The Royal Society Stuart Taylor Director of Publications
Modern Language Association Kathleen Fitzpatrick Director of Scholarly Communications
Center for Open Science Andrew Sallans Outreach Director
University of Texas Lorraine Haricombe Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas libraries
Washington University St. Louis Trevor Dawes Associate University Librarian
University of British Columbia Ingrid Parent Dean of Libraries
International STM Association Michael Mabe CEO
American Scientist Jamie Vernon Editor-in-Chief
Vanderbilt University Vivian Siegel Director of Education and Training, Global Biological Standards Institute
Library Publishing Coalition Catherine Mitchell Incoming President
MIT Press Amy Brand Director
Nature Publishing Group James Butcher Publishing Director, Nature Journals

What is Publishing? (Group 2 of 2)

 Institution Individual Role
FLACSO Francisco Valdes Ugalde Mexico Director
National Research Foundation of South Africa Daisy Selematsela Executive Director for Knowledge Management
SHARE Tyler Walters Executive Director of SHARE and Dean, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Princeton University Karin Trainer University Librarian
University College London Paul Ayris Director of Library Services and CEO of UCL Press
Dartmouth College Jill Mortali Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
Society of Scholarly Publishing Ann Michael President
Retraction Watch Ivan Oransky Co-founder
UCLA Sharon Farb Associate University Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication
Hathi Trust Mike Furlough Executive Director
John Wiley & Sons Phil Carpenter Executive Vice President, Research
IoP Publishing Steven Hall Managing Director

What is Open?

 Institution Individual Role
Educause Diane Graves Board member
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Dick Wilder Associate General Counsel
US Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information Joanna Martin CENDI Alternate
Higher Education Funding Council for England Steven Hill Head of Research Policy
American Historical Association Seth Denbo Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives
The Mozilla Foundation Kaitlin Thaney Director, Mozilla Science Lab
University of Washington Betsy Wilson Vice Provost for Libraries
Oxford University Richard Ovenden Bodleian Librarian
Society of Scholarly Publishing Rick Anderson Executive Director
Copyright Clearance Center Roy Kaufman Managing Director, New Ventures
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Paul Royster Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Canadian Association of Research Libraries Susan Haigh Executive Director
BioOne Susan Skomal President/CEO

Who decides?

 Institution Individual Role
Association of American Universities John Vaughan Senior Fellow
RD-Alliance Mark Parsons Secretary General
Carnegie-Mellon Deborah Stine Professor
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Jerry Sheehan Assistant Director for Scientific Data and Information
CERN Salvatore Mele Director of Open Access
Coalition for Networked Information Joan Lippincott Associate Executive Director
Pierre and Marie Curie University Claire Blin Director of Libraries
National University of Singapore Lee Cheng Ean University Librarian
Yale University Susan Gibbons Deputy Provost for Libraries and Scholarly Communication
University of Kansas Ada Emmett Head of the Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright
University of Washington Mel DeSart Head, Engineering Library
Chinese Academy of Sciences Xiaolin Zhang Director, National Science Library
Elsevier Brad Fenwick Senior Vice President for Global Strategic Alliances

Moral dimensions of open

 Institution Individual Role
Sigma Xi Tee Guidotti President-Elect
FLACSO-Mexico Karina Ansolabehere Human rights and democracy expert
Academy of Science of South Africa Susan Veldsman Director of Publishing
CGIAR (international food research/security network) Medha Devare Data and Knowledge Manager
Creative Commons Ryan Merkley President
Emory University Lisa Macklin Director of Scholarly Communications
West Virginia University Jon Cawthorne Dean of Libraries
Stanford University John Willinsky OA pioneer and PKP founder
Appalachian State Joyce Ogburn Director of Libraries
Africa Library and Information Associations and Institutions Helena Asamoah-Hassan Executive Director
International Federation of Library Associations Donna Scheeder President-Elect
Open Library of Humanities Martin Paul Eve President
MacMillan Publishers Sam Burridge Managing Director, Open Research at SpringerNature

Usage dimensions of open

 Institution Individual Role
US Department of Defense Robin Staffin Director for Basic Research
National Science Board Michael Van Woert Executive Officer
Ohio State University Caroline Wagner Chair in International Affairs, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
MD Anderson Stephanie Fulton Executive Director, Research Medical Library
Los Alamos National Lab Dee Magnoni Research Library Director
Columbia University Amy Nurnberger Research Data Manager
University of Nebraska Medical Center Emily McElroy Director, McGoogan Library of Medicine
Dartmouth College Barbara DeFelice Program Director for Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing
Georgia Tech Catherine Murray-Rust Dean of Libraries & Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness
The John G. Wolbach Library, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Christopher Erdmann Head Librarian
The Online Computer Library Center Lorcan Dempsey VP Research
American Physiological Society Rita Scheman Publications Director
Taylor & Francis Group Kevin Bradley President, US Journals

Evolving open solutions (Group 1 of 2)

 Institution Individual Role
Wellcome Trust Robert Kiley Head of Digital Services, Wellcome Library
Rand Corporation Paul Murphy Director of RAND Press
OpenAIRE Natalia Manola Director
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Nancy Weiss Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, Innovation and IP
Max Planck Society Frank Sander Director of the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL)
Cornell University Anne Kenney University Librarian
University of Chicago Brenda Johnson Library Director and University Librarian
McMaster University Vivian Lewis University Librarian
Kudos Melinda Kenneway Executive Director
Dartmouth College Elizabteth Kirk Associate Librarian for Information Resources
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Martin Kalfatovic Associate Director, Digital Program and Initiatives
CrossRef Geoff Bilder Director of Strategic Initiatives
The Winnower Joshua Nicholson CEO and Co-Founder

Evolving open solutions (Group 2 of 2)

 Institution Individual Role
CNRS (France’s National Center for Science Research) Renaud Fabre Director, Scientific and Technical Information Directorate (DIST)
CHORUS Howard Ratner Executive Director
National Endowment for the Humanities Brett Bobley CIO
PLOS Catriona MacCallum PLOS Senior Advocacy Manager I Consulting Editor, PLOS ONE
Rice University Lisa Sprio Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services
American University Nancy Davenport University Librarian
Columbia University Robert Cartolano Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services
Research Media Vicky Williams CEO
University of Massachusetts Marilyn Billings Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian
Florida State University Micah Vandegrift Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Florida State University
University of California Press Alison Mudditt Director
bepress Jean-Gabriel Bankier CEO

Open impacts

 Institution Individual Role
US Department of Defense Christopher Thomas Administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Institute for Museum & Library Services Maura Marx Acting Director
National Institutes of Health Neil Thakur Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research and Program Manager for NIH Public Access Policy
Pacific Northwest National Lab Sue Senner Information Delivery Manager
John Dove John Dove Library and Publishing Consultant
University of Missouri Jack Schultz Director, Christopher Bond Life Sciences Center
University of California Santa Barbara Denise Stephens University Librarian
Australian National University Roxanne Missingham University Librarian and Deputy Chair of AOASG
KN Consultants Rebecca Kennison Publishing Consultant
University of California Berkeley Michael Eisen Co-Founder, PLOS
California Digital Library Ivy Anderson Director, Collection Development and Management
Special Libraries Association Leslie Reynolds Senior Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Colorado, and SLA Chair, Academic Division
PeerJ Jason Hoyt CEO

Participation in the current system

 Institution Individual Role
Authors Alliance Michael Wolfe Executive Director
American Association of State Colleges and Universities Pollyanne Frantz Executive Director, Grants Resource Center
Hewlett Foundation Vidya Krishnamurthy Director of Communication
FLACSO Pablo Gentili Brazil Director and member, Higher Council
GlaksoSmithKline Gary Evoniuk Director of Publication Practices
Confederation of Open Access Repositories Kathleen Shearer Executive Director
Columbia University Ann Thornton Vice Provost and University Librarian
New York University Carol Mandel Dean, Division of Libraries
University of California Berkeley Jeffrey Mackie-Mason Dean of Libraries
University of Washington Scott Montgomery Science writer
American Society of Plant Biologists Crispin Taylor Executive Director
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Ginger Strader Director, Smithsonian Press
Royal Society of Chemistry Stephen Hawthorne Associate Executive Director

Information overload & underload

 Institution Individual Role
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Jeff Murray Deputy Director in Family Health
National Academy of Sciences James Duderstadt Chair, Policy and Global Affairs Committee
Sandia National Laboratories Jeff Tsao Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Los Alamos National Laboratory Herbert van de Sompel Open Access Researcher and Pioneer
Wikipedia Jake Orlowitz Head of The Wikipedia Library
Duke University Deborah Jakubs Vice Provost, Libraries
University of Pennsylvania H. Carton Rogers Vice Provost for Libraries
UCLA Scott Waugh Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Bryan Alexander Bryan Alexander Publishing Futurist
American Association of Publishers Diane Schott-Lichter VP, Publishing, American College of Physicians, and Incoming Chair of the AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division
George Mason University Claudia Holland Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communications
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Mary Augusta Thomas Assistant Director
Johns Hopkins University Press Kathleen Keane Director

Repositories & preservation

 Institution Individual Role
American Council of Learned Societies John Paul Christy Director of Public Programs
Library of Congress Jane McAuliffe Director, National and International Outreach
National Library of Medicine Joyce Backus Director of Operations
Max Planck Digital Library Ralf Schimmer Head of Scientific Information Provision
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Jennifer Pesanelli Asssociate Executive Director and Publishing Director
Force11 Maryann Martone Executive director
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor James Hilton University Librarian, Dean of Libraries, Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation
University of California San Diego Sandra Brown Vice Chancellor, Research
Northwestern University Sarah Pritchard University Librarian
Dartmouth College Martin Wybourne Vice Provost for Research
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Martin Kalfatovic Associate Director, Digital Program and Initiatives
Informa Leon Heward-Mills Director of Global Publishing
American Geophysical Union Brooks Hanson Director of Publications

Peer review

 Institution Individual Role
National Organization of Research Development Professionals Rachel Dresbeck President, and Director of Research Development & Communications, Oregon Health & Science University
James S. McDonnell Foundation Susan Fitzpatrick President, and Past President, Association for Women in Science
Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences Agathe Gebert Open Access Director
American Physical Society James Taylor COO
FAPESP Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz Scientific Director
Virginia Tech Gail McMillan Director of Scholarly Communication
Indiana University Bloomington Robert Schnabel Dean, School of Informatics
Johns Hopkins Winston Tabb Dean of University Libraries & Museums
University of Kansas Jeffrey Vitter Provost
American Association of University Presses Peter Berkery Executive Director
Association of Research Libraries Prue Adler Associate Executive Director
BioMed Central Bev Acreman VP, OA Business Development
Hindawi Publishing Paul Peters CEO


 Institution Individual Role
Research Councils UK Tony Peatfield Director of Corporate Affairs, Medical Research Council
Social Science Research Network Gregg Gordon President
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Sue Corbett Executive Director
MIT Chris Bourg Director, MIT Libraries
Cambridge University Danny Kingsley Head of Scholarly Communication
Carnegie-Mellon University Keith Webster Dean of Libraries
University of North Texas Martin Halbert Dean of Libraries
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers Audrey McColloch Chief Executive
National Association of Science Writers Laura Helmuth 2016 President
Association of College and Research Libraries Ann Riley President
Emerald Publishing Group Tony Roche Publishing Director
BMJ Glenorchy Campbell Director of US Sales
American Society of Civil Engineers Angela Cochran Director of Journals and President, Council of Science Editors

Impact factors

 Institution Individual Role
Google Maggie Johnson Director of Education
20 Million Minds Phil Kim President
UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Neil Jacobs Head of Scholarly Communications Support
Los Alamos National Lab Bill Priedhorsky Science Resource Office Director
Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory John Inglis Executive Director and Publisher, CSHL Press and Co-Founder, bioRxiv
University of Toronto Julie Hannaford Deputy Chief Librarian
North Carolina Chapel Hill Sarah Michalak University Librarian
University of Minnesota Wendy Lougee University Librarian
McGill University Colleen Cook Dean of Libraries
Oregon Health & Science University Robin Champieux Scholarly Librarian and founder of ARCS
Association of College and Research Libraries Mary Ellen Davis Executive Director
Sage Publications Dave Ross Executive Director of Open Access
GigaScience Laurie Goodman Editor-in-Chief

At-large delegates

 Institution Individual Role
National Postdoc Association Belinda Huang Executive Director
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Joshua Greenberg Program Director
National Science Foundation Melissa Cragin Staff Associate
UNESCO Bhanu Neupane Program Specialist, Communication and Information Sector
National Institutes of Health Howard Gadlin Director, Ombudsman’s Office
Research!America Mary Wooley President
University of Göttingen Norbert Lossau Vice President
National Information Standards Organization Todd Carpenter Executive Director
Dryad Meredith Morovati Executive Director
US Senate Narda Jones Legislative Counsel, Senator Maria Cantwell
George Mason University Ali Andalibi Associate Dean of Research, Science
George Mason University John Zenelis Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
Chronicle of Higher Education Jennifer Howard Senior Reporter
Scientific American Mariette DiChristina Editor-in-Chief
University of Alabama at Birmingham Scott Plutchak Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Nancy Gwinn Director
PLOS Elizabeth Marincola CEO
George Mason University John Warren Head, George Mason Publishing Group
Elsevier William Gunn Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley