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Peter Suber Named Director of Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication

Peter Suber, image © SPARC

The Harvard Library and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University have appointed SPARC senior researcher Peter Suber as director of the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), which spearheads campus-wide initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship. Suber’s appointment is effective July 1, 2013. He will continue his current activities with SPARC as well as his roles as director of the Harvard Open Access Project, as a Berkman Center faculty fellow, and as research professor of philosophy at Earlham College.

Suber succeeds Stuart Shieber, the founding faculty director of the OSC. Shieber will continue as faculty director, though with a reduced role. For details, see the May 21 Harvard news release, “Peter Suber to Direct Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication.”