Principal, K|N Consultants
K|N Consultants is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides strategic and operational guidance via a range of consultation services to academic institutions and organizations, academic, national and public libraries, learned and scholarly societies, scholarly publishers and university presses, government agencies, private foundations, and other mission-driven organizations struggling to adjust to the rapid change in higher education.
The K of K|N, Rebecca is one of the two Principals at K|N Consultants. (The other is Lisa Norberg.) Prior to working full time at K|N, she was the founding director of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, a division of the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, where for nearly 8 years she was responsible for developing programs to facilitate scholarly research and the communication of that research through technology solutions. Rebecca has worked primarily in the scholarly publishing industry, including production leadership roles at Cell Press, Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley-Blackwell), and the open-access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS).
Scholarly Societies, Open Access Publishing, Library-Based Publishing, Digital Humanities, Intellectual Property, Digital Libraries, Institutional Repositories, Scholarly Communication, Knowledge Management, Publishing, Semantic Web, Web Design, Online Academic Publishing, Web 2.0, Electronic Publishing, Scholarly Publishing
The Open Access Network (openaccessnetwork.org) (OAN) is a transformative model of open access (OA) publishing and preservation that encourages partnerships among scholarly societies, research libraries, and other institutional partners (e.g., collaborative e-archives and university presses) who share a common mission to support the creation and distribution of research and scholarship and encourage affordable education.
The OAN includes a plan to convert traditional subscription publication formats, including society- or university press–published journals and books or monographs, to OA; however, our ultimate goal is to provide an approach to funding that is fair and open and fully sustains the infrastructure needed to support the full life-cycle for communication of the scholarly record, including new and evolving forms of research output. Simply put, we intend to Make Knowledge Public.