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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Interview with Melissa Hagemann on the OA movement

Sundar Raman interviewed Melissa Hagemann on the OA movement for radio station KRUU, February 22, 2007.  The hour-long podcast is available for downloading.  (Thanks to the P2P Foundation wiki.)  From the blurb:

Melissa Hagemann, my guest today on Open Views, is the program manager for the Information Program at the OSI. Melissa was profiled as a Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Innovator in December 2006 for her work promoting and facilitating Open Access....

Melissa Hagemann is credited with being the strategist and visionary who brought all the disparate pieces of the scientific world into what is now a quite successful Open Access movement. With any global organization, particularly one taking on a well-established multi-billion-dollar publishing industry, there are issues to be resolved, and personalities to be juggled. Melissa's abilities to create the social network of scientists and researchers, and have them collaborate towards making their work available for no cost, online, to a global audience, is truly amazing considering the enormity of the task.