Andrew Waller Awarded OA Advocate of the Year

Andrew Waller, Open Access Librarian in the Scholarly Communication Centre at the University of Calgary, has been awarded BioMed Central’s Open Access Advocate of the Year Prize! Previously this prize has only been awarded to institutions, but the judges felt that Andrew’s commitment to promote OA justified an individual award. Here is some of the text describing his accomplishments:
“Andrew is responsible for the Open Access Authors Fund, which has covered over 170 articles for University of Calgary authors since the inception of the Fund in 2008. The Open Access Authors Fund was the first of its kind in Canada and only the sixth in the world. The Fund is one of several programs in the University of Calgary’s open access “suite” including: an institutional repository (the second largest university repository in Canada); an expansive digitization program; Open Access journals and monographs in the University of Calgary Press; and the Synergies project. Andrew has regularly written on and spoken about open access over the last several years. He is one of the people behind the Open Access Librarian blog and is a Canadian editor for the open access repository for library and information science, E-LIS. He is also Licensing and Negotiation Librarian in the Collections unit in Libraries and Cultural Resources. ”
See the other BioMed Central 5th Annual Research Award winners here.

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