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Anton Angelo 

Research Data Coordinator
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, New Zealand
Phoner:  027 509 7905

BORN AND LIVED:  Gore, NZ.  Lived in Dunedin, London, Amsterdam and Christchurch.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Digital Librarian.  Have been an IT Trainer/Support, Web developer, Business Development Consultant, Project Manager, Bookseller, Santa Claus.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Cryptonomicon, LOTR, The Thirteen Clocks

PET PEEVES:  Leggings aren’t trousers.

PHILOSOPHY:  Anarcho-syndicalist.

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Helping Douglas Adams get his email in 1994.

HOW/WHERE DO YOU SEE THE INDUSTRY IN 5 YEARS:  Libraries will be guardians and promoters of local unique data, available to the world.

Dr Anke Beck

The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street
London  SE1 9SG
Phone:  0044 20 3457 0462

BORN AND LIVED:  I was born near the German university town of Göttingen where Robert Bunsen was born, the Grimm brothers taught and Max Planck died.  I left the area when I was 19 to work in Namibia, where I later taught. I started to study in Regensburg, then Mainz, and went with a scholarship to study at SOAS in London, had a little stop-over in Boulder, Colorado and through a collaboration with one of SOAS partner institutes I returned to Germany to do my PhD.  With my previous publisher, who appointed me first as Vice President, and had branches in Boston, Beijing, Munich, Vienna, Basel, there was lots of moving around, but, much to my regret, I never had the chance to stay there for longer than a business trip. Now I’m in London again, hopefully permanently – inshallah – given Brexit.  Asia is still on my list for the future. I am very curious to live there for longer. 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  My first publishing experience was with Mouton.  Given my academic background: the publisher of my dreams!  Eventually, I oversaw the whole of the Humanities and STEM program of De Gruyter, Berlin, both HSS and STEM.  In my years there I headed up the editorial side of the US office and we later expanded our publishing programmes into China.  We grew through many mergers and acquisitions and by partnering with University Presses. When people began talking about open access I was immediately fascinated: this was what scholars always wanted: research at their fingertips, no boundaries, no limitations: free access to what is important to them.  Endless access to content. I knew that the model risked cutting into traditional revenue streams but there was no other way. At De Gruyter, we bought Versita, a pure OA publishing house, grew the numbers of journals and expanded the model to OA books and programs. Open access makes so much sense in the academic world and it reflects what scholars want, though there are things I want to improve upon. 

Besides my day joy, I serve on the advisory board of the Rat für Informationsstruktur (RfII. German Council for Information structure)  It is part of the German Ministry of Education and Research. We focus on the topic of Research Data – Sustainability – Internationality, in the area of digital data.  http://www.stm-publishing.com/anke-beck-appointed-to-german-council-for-information-infrastructure/

I also serve on the board of one university and one Centre for Advanced Studies.  It is important for my work to keep one foot in academia, to monitor changes but also the needs of today’s academic system. 

FAMILY:  One of each: one daughter and one husband 

IN MY SPARE TIME:  …I like to see or listen to things which challenge what I saw or listened to before, be it the recent exhibit in the Tate Modern by Olafur Eliasson or music by John Adams “Harmonielehre.” 

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Both the academic writings of Siri Hustvedt, and also her literature books. 

PET PEEVES:  People who say one thing but mean the other…

PHILOSOPHY:  “Life is short – have dessert first.” 

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  The opening of the Beijing office for my previous employer.  This was quite a challenge. There were absolutely no resources to make it happen but an intern, the Chinese bureaucratic apparatus rejected the application again and again and again – and we had no idea why.  At some point, I found out: it was because, as press, we belonged to the category “tendency operations.” Encouraged by Eleanor Roosevelt´s motto “do one thing every day that scares you,” I took a desperate step, invited myself to the Chinese Embassy in Berlin, invited the (then) Cultural Attachée and invited him to see our “harmless 260 years-old publisher.”  He and a whole delegation came to see us. And then like a miracle, papers finally got through and we could employ our first member of staff. I hope that I can do something similar for IntechOpen in the near future. 

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  There are lots of things happening in open access but the key goals I have are to be a more active part of the transformation to a world of knowledge without boundaries, to include more geographical areas and institutions and give them visibility on the academic landscape without compromising on quality.  AI offers so much potential that I can only imagine how that can support our systems and digital workflows. I am excited by the future and want to make sure we are agile enough to embrace new technologies quickly to support academia. 

Dr. Robin Burgess

Senior Research Data Librarian
The University of New South Wales
UNSW Library (level 5)
Sydney  NSW 2052  Australia
Phone:  0293858161

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in the UK moved to Australia (Sydney) 4 years ago.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  I have a First Class Honours degree in Environmental Biology and a PhD in Biosciences where I specialised in the management of research data both quantitative and qualitative to devise a mixed method approach to be able to analyse data and develop decision support systems.  I undertook Postdoc research investigating mapping performance culture in the city of Nottingham during the 1860s, developing an online mapping tool, database and website. I worked as a Research Information Manager at The Glasgow School of Art for 6 years. This is where my love and real interest in Non-Traditional research came about and how to manage non-traditional data and outputs. I designed and developed the repository for the school which was a very successful achievement. I then moved to Sydney and took up the post of Repository and Digitisation Manager at The University of Sydney. In this role I was responsible for the running of the repository and digitisation services and looking for new opportunities.  I played an important role in the procurement of a new repository platform for the University. I then moved to UNSW and became their Senior Research Data Librarian. In this role I manage the publication of data sets to Research Data Australia and our data management platform for the development of research data management plans. From my career background and current state, it is clear I have a real interest in data and how it is managed, handled, presented and used. I’m currently interested in the application of FAIR and embedding this into the data management work I’m doing.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  I love the author Kurt Vonnegut, his books Sirens of Titan and Breakfast of Champions are excellent.  I’ve recently started reading and enjoying Jo Nesbo’s books, especially The Thirst and The Bat.  And i’ve just finished reading Muriel’s Wedding and Picnic at Hanging Rock, two classic Australian books!

PET PEEVES:  Hmm… When my cat wakes me up at 2am, purring in my face!

PHILOSOPHY:  “Your song you sing it into me, my hope you breathe in me” (Neilson Hubbard taken from the album ‘Sing into me’ and song of the same name)

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Becoming a Dr (getting my PhD) and having the opportunity to move across the world to Australia to continue doing a job I really enjoy, working with data and understanding its management.  And I probably should mention something a little different, I have written tunes on the guitar about data management which I have performed at conferences in the UK and internationally, these were well received and something a little different!

HOW/WHERE DO YOU SEE THE INDUSTRY IN 5 YEARS:  I think BOOKS will have a revival!!  At the moment libraries are moving away from books and going digital for everything.  I think books will have a comeback, like with the music industry and the return of vinyl.  It will be seen as “cool” again to read and use physical books. 

Eleni Castro

OpenBU and ETD Program Librarian
Boston University Libraries
771 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in Montreal, Canada.  Lived in Montreal, San Diego, and Boston.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Worked on digital initiatives and libraries for over a decade.  My work has included advocating for open and equal access of scholarly works, and curation of open research data as well as providing guidance on digitization, curation, preservation, and discovery of digital collections.  Majored in History and received an MA in Library and Information Studies from McGill University.

Chris Erdmann

Library Carpentry Community & Development Director
California Digital Library
302 Millsford Hill Pl
Cary, NC  27518
Phone:  (617) 817-2826

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Christopher Erdmann is an author, developer, and experimenter in the areas of digital libraries, social networking, library UX, interactive technologies, bibliometrics, and data services in libraries.  He is currently the Library Carpentry Community and Development Director at The Carpentries and the California Digital Library. Chris will be working with the Library Carpentry community and The Carpentries to start mapping out the infrastructure for growing the community, formalizing lesson development processes, expanding its pool of instructors, and inspiring more instructor trainers to meet the demand for Library Carpentry workshops around the globe and thus reach new regions and communities.  He has previously worked for organizations such as North Carolina State University, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, European Southern Observatory, Supreme Court of the US, United Nations, University of Washington, Smithsonian, and CNET. Chris holds an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool and a BA from the University of California, Davis.

Sven Fund

Managing Director
Knowledge Unlatched
Wartburgstrasse 25a
10825  Berlin Germany
Phone:  +491725114899

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in the unpronounceable town of Georgsmarienhuette, lived in the countryside in Lotte, the university city of Muenster, in St. Louis, MO, for a year, in Basle, Switzerland for four years.  Happy citizen of Berlin since 2008.

EARLY LIFE:  I was raised in the countryside, which made me a tree person.  I have very happy memories of growing up in a family that understood to give freedom and yet set ambitious goals, and I am trying to  hand this on to my own children. Which makes me realize how difficult it can be at times to find the right balance.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  As a kid of the end of the Cold War, I studied Political Science and History – a great choice in the 1990’s, since so much was going on!  I started working in the wild days of the Internet, and some might even say in one of the (European) epicentres of developments at the time, in 2000.  After seeing a lot of different portfolio companies from a corporate development perspective and in an operational role of the Bertelsmann Club, I left to become CEO of Birkhaeuser in the gorgeous city of Basle, Switzerland.  I loved to work with a great team there, turning the business around. Subsequently, I held different roles within what is now SpringerNature and which Birkhaeuser was a part of. In 2008, I relocated to Berlin to become De Gruyter’s CEO.  A completely different challenge in growing, digitizing and internationalizing a traditional publisher. After seven years and a very gratifying time there came the first dip in my career – I got laid off. Fortunately, that was early enough in my life and I got involved with Knowledge Unlatched soon thereafter.  In 2016, the founder of KU, Frances Pinter, wanted to move on to other projects (and she has a lot of exciting projects!) and I bought Knowledge Unlatched from her. KU is what I always wanted to do, and I am working here with a very creative and dedicated team.

FAMILY:  Patchwork family with two great teenagers

IN MY SPARE TIME:  I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I also travel a lot.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Changes almost every month – that’s the fate of working with librarians and publishers…

PET PEEVES:  Oh, don’t get me started.  I dislike narrowmindedness and ideological prejudice – in business, for sure in politics, and in everyday life.

PHILOSOPHY:  Not wise enough for a philosophy.


GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  I am here to help make Open Access work, beyond real hurdles and ideologies.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  Academic publishing has changed a lot over the past 20 years – and I am convinced it will do so even more in the next two decades.  In addition to thriving new market entrants, we will see a lot of publishers not being able to adapt. But I see a “golden age” for researchers, with much more understanding of and control over their research output.  All in the ecosystem need to actively safeguard freedom of speech and integrity.

Erin Jerome

Open Access & Institutional Repository Librarian
University of Massachusetts Amherst/Du Bois Library
Du Bois Library, Room 1967
54 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003
Phone Number:  (413) 545-2174

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in Red Bank, NJ.  I grew up in NJ, went to college in CT, did the required post-college year in NYC, and moved to Boston for graduate school in 2005.  I’ve lived in MA since then, first in the Boston area and now in central MA.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  I began working in libraries as a graduate student employee while pursuing my Ph.D. in Musicology.  I had the opportunity to be a part of the launch of Brandeis University institutional repository and that was my “eureka” moment – when I knew what I actually wanted to do with my career.  I finished my Ph.D. in 2011 and began working as a full-time library employee at Brandeis in Access Services. I eventually became the manager of Brandeis’ IR, but left in May 2016 to join the Scholarly Communication department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as their IR manager.  I still occasionally perform as a chamber musician (I’m a pianist) and am a pretty serious knitter and baker.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Annihilation (the Southern Reach Trilogy), Possession, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay, The Bone Clocks.

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Getting the job offer for my current position!

Colin Lukens

Repository Manager
Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication
Widener Library G-20, Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA  02138

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in Green Bay;  Lived in Minneapolis, London, Boston. 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Prior to joining the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication, he spent a decade at the Harvard University Archives in collection management, circulation, and preservation.  He was recently President of the New England Archivists.

HOW/WHERE DO YOU SEE THE INDUSTRY IN 5 YEARS:  Far greater integration of and emphasis in open scholarship, infrastructure, and resources! 

Mikki Simon Macdonald

Collections Strategist for Institute Publications
MIT Libraries
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02139

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  I have been with the MIT Libraries for 13 years, first as a collections and processing Archivist, then as the Metadata Archivist, and now as a Collections Strategist. 

Amanda Makula

Digital Initiatives Librarian
Copley Library, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA  92110

BORN AND LIVED:  I was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated with my M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa.  The Midwest will always hold a special place in my heart, but my chosen home is San Diego, where I’ve lived for the past three years, and am in absolute love with the city!

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  I served as Research & Instruction Librarian at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, for twelve years.  When the college adopted an institutional repository in 2015, I found a new calling: advancing open access and innovations in scholarly communication.  I began working at the University of San Diego in December 2016 as Digital Initiatives Librarian, where I manage and promote the IR, liaise to the Ethnic Studies department, and spearhead the “Digital Initiatives Symposium,” an annual two-day event drawing international leaders and practitioners in open access and the scholarly communication revolution.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Everything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Sherman Alexie; The Oxford Project by Peter Feldstein; Imagine Me Gone by Adam Hazlitt is haunting and exquisite.  Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett is riveting and disturbing and I find myself thinking about it years later.  Most recently I read How to Be Alone by Lane Moore.  I loved its darkness, humor, honesty, and relatability. 

PET PEEVES:  When people say “liberry” instead of “library.”  Shudder!

PHILOSOPHY:  It changes frequently, but right now I’m digging the wisdom of Jagger and Richards: “You can’t always get what you want / But if you try sometimes, well, you might find / You get what you need.”

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  At Augustana: Authoring the application that won our library the ACRL “Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.”  At USD: Launching the “San Diego Lowrider Archival Project,” which showcases and preserves the history of lowriding in San Diego and the surrounding borderlands from the mid-twentieth century to the present day: https://digital.sandiego.edu/lowriders/.

HOW/WHERE DO YOU SEE THE INDUSTRY IN 5 YEARS:  In a fascinating presentation, “Radical Collaboration: Designing Libraries to Advance Open Scholarship” Greg Eow of MIT predicted a future in which scholarly communication issues are at the core of all library operations and values.  Every aspect of library work – acquisitions and collections, instruction, service, etc. – will be tied in some way to advancing open and interactive knowledge. Job descriptions will change to reflect these new priorities, with Eow going so far as to say that all units may report to the Scholarly Communication department! I agree that the work of librarianship is changing dramatically; I expect it to look quite different in 5-10 years, with librarians being not so much in the library as all over campus, becoming more embedded at all stages of the knowledge production and dissemination processes.

Nigel Newton 

Founder and Chief Executive
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
50 Bedford Square
London  WC1B 3DP  UK
Phone:  020 7631 5600

BORN AND LIVED:  San Francisco, Cambridge, UK, and London.

EARLY LIFE:  Schoolboy in San Francisco serving Mass as an Altar Boy at the Convent of The Sacred Heart whilst Haight-Ashbury raged around me, missing entirely the Summer of Love.  Had a draft card number. Just missed Vietnam too.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  BA in English from Cambridge University.  Macmillan Graduate Trainee scheme. Sidgwick & Jackson Publishers.  Started Bloomsbury in 1986.

FAMILY:  Married Joanna, then advertisement manager of The Bookseller trade magazine, in 1981, one month before Charles and Diana.  Family of Joanna and our children Catherine, William, Alice and Digby the dog. 

IN MY SPARE TIME:  Family, reading, walking, music, wine, working with the disabled, and working for Cuckmere Haven SOS. 

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming.  The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.  The Anarchy by William Dalrymple (just published – read it – best book ever).

PET PEEVES:  “Moving forward” “a sandwich lunch will be served.”

PHILOSOPHY:  Hope for the best.

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Career – starting Bloomsbury.  Family – seeing our daughter Alice aged 11 singing Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in the school play. 

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  Keep on truckin’.  Publish some books which shift world thinking on the big challenges: environmental, social, political, personal.  Publish some books which entertain or amuse people. 

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  Technology will continue to provide new ways for us to deliver and package content to users in ways that better support research and instruction – we’re already seeing this to a certain extent but I believe that this will rapidly accelerate in the coming years, especially given the explosion of interest in and use of streaming.

There will also be greater numbers of open access books and the market infrastructure surrounding it will be more developed, standardised and sophisticated.  The wider openness and discovery of research will in turn fuel a more networked and sharing ecology for information, with a greater sense of books being “without borders.”

Lisa Palmer

Institutional Repository Librarian
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lamar Soutter Library
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655
Phone:  (508) 856-4368

BORN AND LIVED:  I grew up in Rhode Island and have lived in Massachusetts most of my adult life.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  I spent the earlier part of my career as a corporate librarian and cataloger for Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard.  I started my position at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2003 as a cataloger and have been the Institutional Repository Librarian since 2009.

HOW/WHERE DO YOU SEE THE INDUSTRY IN 5 YEARS:  The Open Access movement will continue to decrease the economic and legal barriers between scholarly research and those who want to learn from it and expand upon it.  Open access papers and open data will become increasingly prevalent in the biomedical literature and in repositories. Library subscriptions to toll access journals will decrease and pay-per-view access to journal articles will increase.

Natasha Simons

Associate Director
Australian Research Data Commons
AIBN Building 75
The University of Queensland
St Lucia  QLD 4070 Australia

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Natasha Simons is Associate Director, Skilled Workforce, for the Australian Research Data Commons.  With a background in libraries, IT and eResearch, Natasha has a history of developing policy, technical infrastructure (with a focus on persistent identifiers) and skills to support research.  She works with a variety of people and groups to improve data management skills, platforms, policies and practices. Based at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, Natasha is co-chair of the Research Data Alliance Interest Group on Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation, Deputy Chair of the Australian ORCID Advisory Group and co-chair of the DataCite Community Engagement Steering Group.

Micah Vandegrift

Open Knowledge Librarian
North Carolina State University
D. H Hill Library 2118
2 Broughton Dr., Campus Box 7111
Raleigh, NC  27695
Phone:  (919) 515-2175

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Agitator and advocate for a more open scholarship and research ecosystem.

PHILOSOPHY:  Access for all

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellowship, 2018-2019.

HOW/WHERE DO YOU SEE THE INDUSTRY IN 5 YEARS:  Librarianship will continue to contend with and evolve toward open knowledge as a core part of what we do. We will be the catalyst for equitable change in the higher education industry and broadly in society.

Andrew Wesolek 

Director, DiSC: Digital Scholarship and Communications
Vanderbilt University
2209 Garland Ave. Office #109
Nashville, TN  37212

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Scholarly Communication Librarian Utah State University (2011-2013) Head of Digital Scholarship, Clemson University (2013-2015) Director, DiSC, Vanderbilt University (2018-present).

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Right now: The Age of Surveilance Capitalism (Zuboff) and Stoner (Williams).

PET PEEVES:  Cities constructed around cars as the primary mode of transportation.

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Publishing Making Institutional Repositories Work with Burton Callicott and Dave Scherer.

HOW/WHERE DO YOU SEE THE INDUSTRY IN 5 YEARS:  Increasingly open and as a result, increasingly focused on critical evaluation of information (in scholarship and media).


Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

London offce:  Bloombury Publishing Plc.
50 Bedford Square
London  WC1B 3DP  UK
New York Office:  Bloomsbury Publishing
1385 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018  USA

Phone:  London Office:  +44 (0)20 7631 5600
New York Office:  +1 (212) 419 5300

Websites:  https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/

OFFICERS:  Nigel Newton, Founder and Chief Execuitve.

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS, ETC.:  Association of American Publishers, UK Publishers Association.

KEY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:  Academic monographs, scholarly general interest titles, digital resources, textbooks, in addition to providing sales, marketing, and “white label” services for client publishers; quality consumer fiction and nonfiction.

CORE MARKETS/CLIENTELE:  Academic libraries, researchers, students, and consumers on the trade side.




HISTORY AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR COMPANY/PUBLISHING PROGRAM:  Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher of Harry Potter.

Bloomsbury Academic and Bloomsbury Digital Resources publish books and online products in the humanities, social sciences, law, and visual arts.  Imprints include Methuen Drama, The Arden Shakespeare, T&T Clark, Fairchild Books and The British Film Institute.

Bloomsbury’s adult trade division was shortlisted for Trade Publisher of the Year in the IPG Independent Publishing Awards (2018) and, alongside our special interest list, shortlisted for the British Book Awards’ Publisher of the Year, 2018.

The division includes the imprints Bloomsbury Publishing, Bloomsbury Circus, Raven Books and Absolute Press. Bloomsbury publish in the UK Khaled Hosseini, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Gilbert, William Dalrymple, Lisa Taddeo and Ann Patchett. 

Our Children’s Division was shortlisted for Children’s Publisher of the Year 2018 for both the Independent Publishing Group Award and the British Book Awards, our children’s consumer division includes the bestselling authors J.K. Rowling, Michael Rosen, Sarah J. Maas, Debi Gliori, Sarah Crossan, Lucy Worsley, Sibeal Pounder, Louis Sachar and Neil Gaiman. 

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU THINK WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS?  Bloomsbury Digital Resources now offers nearly twenty online products covering a range of disciplines including visual art and architecture, fashion, drama, philosophy, education, history, religion, film studies, and more.

IntechOpen Limited

The Shard, 25th floor, 32 London Bridge Street
London  SE19SG UK
Janeza Trdine 9 51000 Rijeka
Croatia  EU
Phone:  +44 (0) 20 3457 0462

OFFICERS:  Dr. Anke Beck, CEO;  Dr. Sara Uhac, COO; and Dan Brooker, CFO.


Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

International Association of STM Publishers

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) – https://publicationethics.org/become-member 

Creative Commons (CC) – https://network.creativecommons.org/sign-up/

International DOI Foundation (IDF) – https://www.doi.org/ 

Crossref – https://www.crossref.org/membership/ 

CLOCKSS – https://clockss.org/community/participating-publishers/


COUNTER – https://www.projectcounter.org/become-a-member/https://www.projectcounter.org/members-section/?action=private 

ORCHID – https://orcid.org/about/membership 

KEY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:  Open Access Book Publishing

CORE MARKETS/CLIENTELE:  The scientific community of editors, authors, readers from the Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Health Sciences and HSS areas. 

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:  Not all of them are Full Time Equivalants — Croatia – 75;  London – 10; Spain – 2; Berlin – 1.


TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS ON YOUR BACKLIST (PRINT, ELECTRONIC, ETC.):  4,272 Open Access Books (based on data collected Aug20th 2019)

HISTORY AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR COMPANY/PUBLISHING PROGRAM:  IntechOpen is the world’s leading publisher of Open Access books founded in the year 2004 by scientists to provide a collaborative environment for peer-reviewed content and book publishing of academic research for other scientists.  IntechOpen is a scientific community comprising of 116,000 authors and academic editors and a publisher of more than 4,200 Open Access books.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU THINK WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS?  The company was set up by scientists, who faced problems accessing research that was behind paywalls, hence the slogan we use: by scientists for scientists.

Knowledge Unlatched GmbH

Wartburgstrasse 25A
10825  Berlin Germany

OFFICERS:  Dr. Sven Fund (Managing Director), Catherine Anderson (Sales), Max Mosterd (Analytics & Operations), Philipp Hess (Publisher Relations).


KEY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:  KU Select, 15 partner Projects, KU Open Funding, KU Open Analytics.

CORE MARKETS/CLIENTELE:  Academic libraries, researchers, academic publishers (STEM/HSS).


NUMBER OF BOOKS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY (PRINT, ELECTRONIC, OPEN ACCESS, ETC.):  We don’t publish books, instead we help our partners publish books Open Access, on average 1,000 titles per year.

NUMBER OF JOURNALS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY (PRINT, ELECTRONIC, OPEN ACCESS, ETC.):  19 journals have been made open access already, 14 more are in pledging for 2019.

HISTORY AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR COMPANY/PUBLISHING PROGRAM:  KU was founded in 2013 as a initative to create a link between libraries that want to support OA and publishers that want to transform their publishing programs into Open Access.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU THINK WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS?  More information about KU’s core service for libraries, KU Select, is available at knowledgeunlatched.org/ku-select.  More information about KU partner projects is available at knowledgeunlatched.org/ku-partners-quick-overview.

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