Interviews

14 February 2008

The OECD has just launched a service that allows users to navigate across all its databases. Enrico Giovannini, chief statistician (pictured left), and Toby Green, head of publishing (pictured right), explain why

17 December 2007

At the end of 2007 Ian Snowley, director of academic services at the University of London Research Library Services, will end his time as president of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). We ask him about his experiences since he took this role earlier this year

17 August 2007

This August the half a million information professionals served by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions will have a new president. Claudia Lux, of Zentral und Landesbibliothek Berlin, Germany, tells us her plans for the role

11 June 2007

Alex Williamson is publishing director at the BMJ Group, the publishing arm of the British Medical Association (BMA). We ask her about the role of journals in clinical medicine.

13 April 2007

Egypt-based Hindawi Publishing has just converted its last two subscription journals to the open-access model. The company's president and co-founder Ahmed Hindawi tells us why

23 January 2007

There is plenty of talk about outsourcing publishing services but what does it involve and who does it? We talk to Gurvinder Barta, chief technologist of USA/India-based Aptara, which serves many well-known publishers

12 August 2006

There is plenty of talk about how STM publishers are embracing the online revolution – but they aren’t the only ones following this trend. We asked John Peters, chief executive of Emerald Group Publishing, for a social science perspective. Interview by Siân Harris

12 June 2006

Alma Swan is director of consultancy firm Key Perspectives. She has written a number of reports on open access.

12 June 2006

The New Journal of Physics was an early example of a traditional publisher launching an open-access journal. Tim Smith of Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) is the journal's publisher.

12 June 2006

The Wellcome Trust, which funds research in the life sciences and medicine, was the first research funder to make open access a condition of its grants. Robert Terry is the organisation's senior policy adviser.

12 June 2006

Stevan Harnad of the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada and the University of Southampton, UK is considered by many to have been one of the founders of the open-access movement. He believes that self-archiving in institutional repositories is the answer to providing access.

12 June 2006

As head of CERN's library, Jens Vigen works with a large number of physicists from all over the world and is seeking to ensure that their research output can be read by others in the physics community and beyond.

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