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  • Nancy Gómez, independent consultant, E-LIS editor from Argentina
  • Dominique Babini. Open access projects, advocacy, research in Latin America and the Caribbean, for CLACSO-Latin American Social Science Council and UNESCO. dasbabini@gmail.com


  • Tigran Zargaryan, Director at Fundamental Scientific Library, tigran[@]flib.sci.am




  • Viatcheslav Britchkovski, National Library of Belarus, eIFL-OA country coordinator, v_britch[@]nlb.by


  • Radostina Todorova, New Bulgarian University Library, eIFL-OA country coordinator, rtodorova[@]nbu.bg


  • Manal Allagabo, University of Regina
  • John Dupuis, Steacie Science & Engineering Library, York University
  • Tom Hickerson, Vice-Provost and University Librarian, University of Calgary
  • Arif Jinha - federal NDP candidate - Lanark Frontenac Lennox and Addington - MA student Globalization and International Developmment University of Ottawa





  • Alexander Grossmann, University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) Leipzig [1], Professor of Publishing Management, Leipzig, and Co-Founder of ScienceOpen, Berlin/Boston ([2])


  • Gerald Langhanke, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek (www.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de)



  • Klaus Graf, Archivalia, RWTH Aachen/University Freiburg im Breisgau



  • Abednego Corletey, Systems Librarian, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUSTSpace administrator cyber4ac@yahoo.com




  • Sania Battalova, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan Library Information Consortium, eIFL country coordinator, battalovas[at]mail.auca.kg
  • Safia Rafikova, American University of Central Asia Library, eIFL-OA country coordinator, rafikova_s[@]mail.auca.kg


  • Nelly Ţurcan, the State University of Moldova, tsurcannelly[@]usm.md




  • Steven Akintude, University of Jos, sakintun[@]gmail.com
  • Emcee Gideon Christian, Research Intern, IDRC, gchristian[@]idrc.ca
  • Ezra S. Gbaje, Department of Library and Information Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, eIFL-OA country coordinator, shiloba[@]yahoo.com


  • Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Open Access Adviser, University Library, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. jan.e.frantsvag[@]uit.no


  • Łukasz Bolikowski, Assistant Professor at Centre for Open Science, ICM, University of Warsaw


Saudi Arabia


  • Biljana Kosanovic, Department of Scientific Information, National Library of Serbia, Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition (KoBSON), eIFL country coordinator, biljana[at]nb.rs
  • Nikola Stanic, Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science (CEON/CEES), eIFL-OA country coordinator, nikola[@]ceon.rs



  • Miha Peternel, Faculty of Computer and Information Science (FRI), University of Ljubljana, Miha.Peternel[@]fri.uni-lj.si

South Africa

  • Eve Gray, Honorary Research Associate, the Centre for Educational Technology (CET), the University of Cape Town, Project Director of the OpeningScholarship Project, Eve.Gray[@]uct.ac.za
  • Monica Hammes, University of Pretoria, Monica.Hammes[@]up.ac.za
  • Elsabe Olivier, Open Scholarship Manager at University of Pretoria, elsabe.olivier[@]up.ac.za
  • Dale Peters, Scientific Technical Manager DRIVER II, State and University Library of Goettingen, peters[@]sub.uni-goettingen.de
  • Ina Smith, Dgital Librarian / IR Manager, Sellenbosch University, ismith[@]sun.ac.za
  • Susan Veldsman, Director: Scholarly Publishing Unit, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), susan[@]assaf.org.za





  • Olena Haleta, associate professor at Ivan Franko National University, Lviv, olena_haleta[@]yahoo.com
  • Iryna Kuchma, eIFL Open Access program manager, eIFL - Open Access
  • Galina Proskudina, Institute of Software Systems, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, gupros[@]isofts.kiev.ua
  • Tetiana Yaroshenko, University Librarian, Vice President for IT, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Аcademy, eIFL-OA country coordinator, yaroshenko[@]ukma.kiev.ua

United Kingdom

  • Virginia Barbour, Chief Editor, PLoS Medicine, Public Library of Science
  • Theo Bloom, Chief Editor, PLoS Biology, Public Library of Science
  • Valerie McCutcheon, Research Information Manager, University of Glasgow. Topics: Open Access, Research Outputs and working with funders
  • Nancy Pontika, Open Access Aggregation Officer, CORE. Topics: open access, open science, repositories, harvesting, aggregation, funders policies.

United States

  • Karen Albert, Senior Director for Education & Information Services, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Pete Binfield, Publisher & Co-founder, PeerJ
  • Andre Brown, Graduate student, University of Pennsylvania
  • Pat Brown, Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and founding co-director of the Public Library of Science
  • Karen Butter, University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor, University of California - San Francisco
  • Michael Carroll, Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Project on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Mary Case, University Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Paul Courant, formerly Provost and later University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Robert R. Downs, Sr. Digital Archivist, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University
  • Michael Eisen, Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development at the University of California - Berkeley
  • Ray English, Director of Libraries (retired), Oberlin College, ray.english@oberlin.edu
  • Susan Gibbons, University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Libraries & Scholarly Communication, Yale University
  • Karla Strieb, Associate Director, Content & Access, The Ohio State University Libraries
  • James Neal, University Librarian Emeritus, Columbia University
  • Joyce Ogburn, Digital Strategies and Partnerships Librarian, Appalachian State University
  • Randy Olsen, University Librarian, Brigham Young University
  • Devin Soper, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Florida State University.
  • Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project. Topics: OA policies; rights-retention OA policies for universities and funders; green and gold OA; gratis and libre OA; progress and obstacles.
  • Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services and Archives, Duke University
  • Gary Ward, Associate Professor, University of Vermont
  • Vika Zafrin, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston University Libraries