In honor of Open Access Week 2013 (October 21-25), we will be profiling an influential figure in the scholarly communication landscape each day.
Monday, October 21
- Ph.D. in Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1978
- J.D., Northwestern University, 1982
- Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication
- Director of the Harvard Open Access Project
- Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
- Senior Researcher at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
- Open Access Project Director at Public Knowledge
- Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College
- Member of the Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH)
- Member of the Board of Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS)
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Scholarly and Research Communication
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Access Directory (OAD)
- Member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation, and the Advisory Council for its Open Definition
- Member of the OA Advisory Board of Open Humanities Press
- Open Access, MIT Press (2012). Available at http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/open-access.
- “Removing the barriers to research: an introduction to Open Access for librarians”. College & Research Libraries News, 2003, vol. 64. Available at http://eprints.rclis.org/4616/.
- “Timeline of the Open Access Movement”. Available at http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/timeline.htm.
- “Ensuring open access for publicly funded research”. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 2012. Available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3414432/.
- “Budapest Open Access Initiative: Frequently Asked Questions”. Available at http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/boaifaq.htm.
- Considered by many to be the leader of the open access movement.
- According to Wikipedia, Suber worked as a stand-up comic from 1976-1981, including an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1976.
- Lingua Franca magazine named Suber one of Academia’s 20 Most Wired Faculty in 1999.
- With one exception, all of Suber’s publications are open access.