In honor of Open Access Week 2013 (October 21-25), we will be profiling an influential figure in the scholarly communication landscape each day.
Thursday, October 24
- B.S. in Journalism, University of Maryland College Park, 1989
- M.A. in Business Administration, University of Maryland, 1998
- Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
- Convener of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
- Board of Directors, Public Library of Science (PLoS)
- Organizer/advocate for Access2Research
- One of four witnesses who testified at the Congressional Hearing on the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act
- "The impact of open access on research adn scholarship: reflections on the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference". College & Research Libraries News, 2012. Available at http://crln.acrl.org/content/73/2/83.short.
- "Public access: bringing it all back home". portal: Libraries & the Academy, 2007. Available at http://www.sparc.arl.org/resource/public-access-bringing-it-all-back-home.
- "Public access to federally funded research: contributions to economic development, competitiveness, and innovation". Research Library Issues, 2010. Available at: http://publications.arl.org/rli273/28.
- While Joseph initially studied journalism she found the business of publishing to be much more interesting.
- Prior to her work at SPARC, Joseph spent 15 years as a publisher in both commercial publishing organizations (Elsevier) and not-for-profit publishing organizations (BioOne).
- Led SPARC's efforts to secure the US NIH Public Access Policy and the White House Directive on Public Access to the Results to Publicly Funded Research.