Tom Mosterd joins DOAB and OAPEN as Community Manager
DOAB is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Mosterd as its new Community Manager. In his new role, Tom Mosterd will be working closely with the DOAB community on an open and inclusive future for both the DOAB and OAPEN infrastructures. He will be responsible for communications, campaigns and is the contact point for institutional prospects and customers. His primary focus will be to manage the SCOSS fundraising campaign on behalf of DOAB and OAPEN.
“Amidst current global challenges, OAPEN and DOAB are robust and much needed infrastructures encouraging barrier-free access to vital scientific research,” says Mosterd. “I’m thrilled to be working with libraries, publishers and researchers, contributing to a community-oriented future for open access books.”
Eelco Ferwerda, director of OAPEN, says: “We are grateful to the French Open Science Committee, who made this appointment possible though their contribution to the SCOSS second round funding cycle. Community management is a key role for DOAB and OAPEN going forward.”
Before joining OAPEN as Community Manager in 2020, Tom Mosterd worked at Knowledge Unlatched. He was responsible for establishing and maintaining relations with Higher Education Institutions in the UK & Benelux. Additionally he worked on ensuring the preservation and digital dissemination of open content, through a variety of platforms and archives.
DOAB (the Directory of Open Access Books) provides a quality-controlled list of open access book publishers and their peer-reviewed books. DOAB enables researchers, libraries, and discovery services to easily identify and search peer-reviewed, open access monographs, thereby improving discovery, access, and usage of monographs all over the world. Publishers can apply to be listed in DOAB. Publishers that meet DOAB’s requirements are listed in the directory and can upload the metadata of their OA books. Metadata are harvestable through the OAI-PMH protocol by third parties, such as libraries and discovery services, to increase discovery and usage of OA books.
The OAPEN Foundation was established in 2011 to support the transition to OA books. The OAPEN Library hosts one of the largest collections of freely accessible academic books. OAPEN works with publishers and funders to build a quality-controlled collection of OA books, and provides services for publishers, libraries, and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, metadata enhancement, dissemination, and digital preservation.