Partly in response to the White House OSTP’s 2013 directive to make federally funded research openly available to the public, university and library groups partnered to develop the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) while publishers, scholarly societies, and service providers came together to create the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS). With similar missions and goals, representatives from SHARE, CHORUS, and SAGE will come together on Tuesday October 21 at 1pm ET to discuss where the groups overlap, where they differ, how they might work together to promote open access, and how individual librarians might get involved with these efforts.


1. Judy Ruttenberg:

Judy Ruttenberg is the program director for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Transforming Research Libraries strategic direction. Her responsibilities include serving as ARL staff liaison to the Accessibility and Universal Design Working Group, the E-Research Working Group, and the Transforming Special Collections in the Digital Age Working Group. Judy is also responsible for managing the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) initiative, a collaborative effort formulated by ARL together with the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to ensure the preservation of, access to, and reuse of research outputs.

Prior to joining ARL in 2011, Judy was a program officer at the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) where she coordinated the work of TRLN's collections groups, focusing on issues such as collections analysis, shared collections, and large-scale digitization. She has also held library appointments at the University of California Irvine, California State University at Fullerton, and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

Judy holds an MLS from the University of Maryland College Park, an MA in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA from the University of Michigan.

2. Howard Ratner:

Howard is the driving force behind CHOR, Inc. and its first service, CHORUS: Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States. Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired the not-for-profit ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID system, and was active in the establishment of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the founding and technical development of CrossRef and CLOCKSS. He currently serves as the President for the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is an active member of the STM Future Labs. Howard received the NFAIS Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture Award in 2012. He is a frequent speaker on digital production and new technology themes.

Before joining CHOR, he was Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group where he was in charge of global web and mobile development and operations, content management, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products. Howard also held positions Springer and John Wiley & Sons.

Moderator: David Ross

As Executive Publisher for Open Access, David is responsible for the strategic direction of open access (OA) in SAGE’s journals program, as well as managing SAGE’S flagship OA titles: SAGE Open, SAGE Open Engineering, SAGE Open Medicine and SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. Alongside this David is also responsible for the development of the systems, process and policies that support SAGE’s OA publishing.

David has a rich history of experience with OA. He managed SAGE’s initial venture into OA publishing, a partnership with Hindawi, and was a founding board member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). David also represented SAGE as one of the publishing partners for the Study of Open Access Publishing (SOAP), a two-year projected launche

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