OSC Staff

Peter Suber, Director

Peter Suber is the Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, and a Senior Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. By training he's a philosopher and lawyer, and gave up his position as a tenured full professor of philosophy in 2003 to work full-time on open access. He was the principal drafter of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, sits on the boards of many groups devoted to open access and scholarly communication, and has been active in fostering open access for many years through his research, speaking, and writing. For more information, see his home page.

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Stuart M. Shieber, Faculty Director

Stuart Shieber is James O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, and the OSC's faculty director. His primary research field is computational linguistics, the study of human languages from the perspective of computer science. He was the founding director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society and is a co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Professor Shieber led Harvard's efforts to institute open-access policies leading to the policies now in place at Harvard and emulated elsewhere.

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Kyle K. Courtney, Program Manager and Copyright Advisor

Kyle K. Courtney is an attorney who works closely with Harvard Library to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright issues among Harvard staff, faculty, and students. Kyle also works with the Office of General Counsel on intellectual property issues associated with the newly created HarvardX classes. Before joining the OSC, Kyle worked at Harvard Law School as the manager of Faculty Research and Scholarship. He currently maintains a dual appointment at Northeastern University as a Faculty Scholar for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at the School of Law, and teaching "Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights" for the interdisciplinary Information Assurance program at the College of Computer and Information Science. He holds a J.D. with distinction in Intellectual Property Law and an MLIS. He is a published author and frequent speaker on the topic of libraries and copyright.

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Dave Mayo, Senior Digital Library Software Engineer

Dave Mayo holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Before joining the OSC, Dave spent three years on various grants producing and maintaining open source software for the Harvard Library. Prior to working at Harvard, he worked for a local visual effects company.

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Maura Carbone, Digital Library Software Engineer

Maura Carbone holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Before she joined OSC, Maura worked at Brandeis University, managing their DSpace repository and working as part of the systems team.

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Colin B. Lukens, Repository Manager

Colin B. Lukens holds a Masters of Library Science from Simmons College. Prior to joining OSC, he spent a decade at the Harvard University Archives in collection management, circulation, and preservation. He was recently President of the New England Archivists.

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Emily Kilcer, Project Coordinator

Emily Kilcer holds an MLS from Simmons College. Before joining the OSC Emily gained a decade of experience in scholarly publishing. She also serves as a research assistant to Peter Suber's Harvard Open Access Project.

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Colleen Cressman, Project Coordinator

Colleen Cressman holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Prior to joining OSC, Colleen worked at MIT, where she provided copyright guidance to faculty developing free online courses in the social sciences and humanities. She also served as a digital collections assistant for open-access articles deposited in the DSpace@MIT repository.

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Sarah Kinne, Staff Assistant

Sarah Kinne holds a MA in English with a concentration in composition studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Before joining the OSC, Sarah taught first-year writing and English as a Second Language, and gained an array of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors.

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Special Advisors

Amy Brand, Director, MIT Press

Reinhard Engels, Manager of Innovation & Technology at Cambridge Public Library

Sue Kriegsman, Associate Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Bill McKinney, Library Service Engineer at EBSCO

Ben Steinberg, DevOps Engineer, Harvard Library Innovation Lab

Becky Cremona, Developer, Harvard Library Innovation Lab

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