Micah Vandegrift | Movers & Shakers 2013 — Community Builders
peter.suber's bookmarks 2013-03-21
"Micah Vandegrift’s first job after getting his MLIS from Florida State University (FSU) in 2011 was as a part-time project manager for the school’s Scholarly Communications Task Force, charged with advising FSU on the shifting academic publishing landscape. “I spent about three months reading and researching everything I could get my hands on about open access, academic publishing, institutional repositories,” says Vandegrift. The task force’s recommendations, ratified by FSU’s Faculty Senate, endorsed the principle of open access. It also created a new library job: scholarly communications librarian, and Vandegrift was appointed to it. His focus is on outreach to the FSU community, raising awareness about the evolving scholarly research environment, including open access, institutional repositories, author rights (he established an in-house copyright committee), and fair use. He’s also launched three FSU open access journals: Journal of Art for Life, The Owl (for undergrads), and HEAL (Humanism Evolving Through the Arts and Literature)...."