Digital Single Market
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ICT 2013


Heather JOSEPH registered to attend the ICT 2013 Event

Executive Director
United States of America

Heather Joseph serves the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an international coalition of academic and research libraries based in Washington, D.C. SPARC’s mission is to promote the global, cost-effective sharing of scholarly and scientific research results. As SPARC’s Director since 2005, Ms. Joseph has created programs focused on supporting emerging open access publishing models, enabling open digital archives, and establishing open access policies on the national and international levels. Under her leadership, SPARC is widely considered to be the leading Open Access Advocacy organization in the U.S.

Among many other national appointments, Ms. Joseph has served on the National Advisory Committee for the U.S National Institutes of Health’s PubMed Central article archive, and on the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Study Committee on Digital Data Curation. Prior to joining SPARC, she spent 15 years as a publishing executive in both commercial and not-for-profit publishing organizations and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Access publisher, the Public Library of Science. She is a frequent speaker and writer on scholarly communications in general, and on open access in particular.

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