The OAPEN team consists of the following persons:

Eelco Ferwerda - Director

Eelco Ferwerda is director of OAPEN. He has been active in the area of open access for monographs since 2008, when he started managing OAPEN as EU co-funded project with six European university presses. Before that he worked as Publisher of digital publications at Amsterdam University Press. Before joining AUP in 2002, he worked in various new media subsidiaries at the former Dutch newspaper publisher PCM, lastly as Manager Business Development for PCM Interactive Media.

Ferwerda is member of board of directors of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). He is co-founder of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP, 2010) and of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), which he launched with Lars Björnshauge in 2012.

E-mail: e.ferwerda[@] Twitter: @eferwerda, @OAPENbooks

Ronald Snijder - Manager Operations

Ronald Snijder joined OAPEN in 2011. Since 2008, he has been working on OAPEN - as an EU co-funded project - in his role as project manager digital publications at Amsterdam University Press. Before that, he has worked in several profit and not-for-profit organisations as an IT and information management specialist. He holds a PhD in social sciences.

E-mail: r.snijder[@] Twitter: @ronaldsnijder, @OAPENbooks , @DOABooks

Lotte Kruijt – Project Manager

Lotte Kruijt started her work for OAPEN as project assistant in 2009. After working as a marketing intern and editorial assistant at Amsterdam University Press, she joined the OAPEN project and continued working for OAPEN when it was established as a foundation.

Lotte is the first point of contact for the foundation and responsible for administration, webediting, newsletters, social media, and uploads to the Library. She has a Master of Arts degree in Arts, Culture and Media and a minor in literary studies.

E-mail: l.kruijt[@]

Dorien van der Giessen – Project Assistant

Dorien joined OAPEN in 2012. Before that, she worked as an information specialist in several libraries. Dorien’s responsibilities for OAPEN include metadata management and reporting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Sciences.

E-mail: d.vandergiessen[@]

Tom Mosterd - Community Manager

Tom Mosterd joined OAPEN/DOAB recently as Community Manager. He is responsible for communication plans, developing and managing campaigns, and is contact point for institutional prospects and customers. His primary focus for acquisition is managing the SCOSS fundraising campaign, with institutional and university libraries as well as consortia as the primary target group.

Before joining OAPEN as a Community Manager in 2020, Tom Mosterd worked at Knowledge Unlatched. He was responsible for maintaining relations and sales to all 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. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business & Management Studies.

E-mail: t.mosterd[@]