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Current Directors


Lars Bjørnshauge

Lars was Director of Libraries at Lund University from 2001 to 2011 and founded the DOAJ in 2003. He became Managing Editor of DOAJ in January 2013. He has vast experience in: change management; the re-engineering of academic libraries; the development of information services for research & higher education. He has been a strong advocat of open access and for providing services to the open access movement (open access to research publications). He is co-founder of OpenDOAR and the Directory of Open Access Books. Since 2011, he is the Director of SPARC Europe and was in 2013 elected as member of the OASPA Board.

Caroline Sutton

Caroline Sutton

Caroline Sutton is Publisher and Co-Founder at Co-Action Publishing, where she is heavily involved with business development, marketing and promotion activities. Caroline currently serves as President of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). In addition she serves as Chair of the Advisory Board for OAPEN, and is a member of the SPARC Europe Board. Earlier she served on the Lund University Library Board (2008-2010), and the Advisory Board for Linköping University Press. She is a recognized advocate and expert on Open Access publishing, has acted as Rapporteur for the European Commission, took part in the Budapest Open Access Initiative talks in 2012, and regularly speaks and holds workshops on Open Access publishing.

Caroline holds a PhD in Sociology from Uppsala University, Sweden, an MA from the University of Stockholm, and a BA degree from University California Santa Barbara.


Previous Directors

Alma SwanAlma Swan

Alma Swan is a founder of IS4OA and was a Director until December 2018. [Full biography]

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