DOAB is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Mosterd as its new Community Manager. In this new role, Tom Mosterd will be working closely with the DOAB community on an open and inclusive future for the DOAB and OAPEN infrastructures. He will be responsible for communications, campaigns and is the contact point for institutional prospects and customers. His primary focus will be to manage the SCOSS
fundraising campaign for DOAB and OAPEN.
“Amidst current global challenges, OAPEN and DOAB are robust and much needed infrastructures encouraging barrier-free access to vital scientific research,” says Mosterd. “I’m thrilled to be working with libraries, publishers and researchers, contributing to a community-oriented future for open access books.”
Eelco Ferwerda, director of OAPEN and DOAB says “Expanding the team with a Community manager is an important step for us, for our SCOSS campaign, but also to work more closely with publishers, libraries, and funders. We are grateful to the French Open Science Committee
, who made this appointment possible through their contribution to the SCOSS second round funding cycle.”
A profile of Tom Mosterd along with the DOAB & OAPEN team can be found here
DOAB and OAPEN have been jointly selected by SCOSS - the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services - as vital open access infrastructure services, to be supported by the academic community. With the appointment of a dedicated Community Manager, we remain committed to working on these infrastructures while ensuring we serve the needs of the community.
We are asking Open Science stakeholders to join the SCOSS funding campaign
and help DOAB and OAPEN become sustainable. Please do not hesitate to reach out in case you have any questions or would like to know more about how you can help.
OAPEN and DOAB are members of OPERAS, the research infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European research area.