Team

The OAPEN team consists of the following persons:

Niels Stern - Director

Niels Stern is director of OAPEN. He began his career in scholarly book publishing in 2003 with an emphasis on marketing and digital publishing. In this capacity he became a co-founder of the OAPEN project in 2008. Moving on to the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011 as head of publishing he created a Nordic open access policy and publication repository. Since 2014 Niels Stern has acted as independent expert for the European Commission on open science and e-infrastructures. He has evaluated and reviewed numerous European projects, e.g. HIRMEOS and OPERAS-D. In 2017 he joined the Royal Danish Library as head of department, managing licence portfolios for five universities and serving as chief negotiator for the national licence consortium.

Niels Stern holds a Master of Arts degree from University of Copenhagen (Nordic Literature and Languages) and a Master of Arts degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London (Communication). He has published articles on open access and other subjects and in 2017 he co-authored the Knowledge Exchange Landscape study on monographs and open access together with Frances Pinter and Eelco Ferwerda.

E-mail: stern[@]oapen.org

Twitter: @nielsstern, @OAPENbooks

ORCID: 0000-0001-6466-9748

Ronald Snijder - Deputy Director

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[@]oapen.org

Twitter: @ronaldsnijder, @OAPENbooks, @DOABooks

ORCID: 0000-0001-9260-4941

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, and social media. She has a Master of Arts degree in Arts, Culture and Media and a minor in literary studies.

E-mail: l.kruijt[@]oapen.org

Dorien van der Giessen – Collection Manager

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

E-mail: d.vandergiessen[@]oapen.org

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[@]oapen.org

Twitter: @OAPENbooks, @DOABooks