Colleen Campbell leads outreach and engagement in the Open Access 2020 Initiative which is coordinated by the Max Planck Digital Library on behalf of the global research community. She is also part of LIBER’s Open Access Working Group.
OA2020 unites national research councils, university rectors’ conferences, libraries and consortia across five continents in strategies to transform the current subscription system to new open access publishing models. Passionate about libraries and the exciting changes underway in scholarly communication, she coordinates activities that enable librarians and other stakeholders to take pro-active steps toward creating a fair, sustainable and open information environment.
Previously European Director for Strategic Partnerships for JSTOR and the digital preservation service, Portico, she has over 20 years’ experience across all areas of the academic information sector. She is a frequent and motivating speaker at international conferences and serves as an elected member of the UKSG Main Committee. Formerly an actress, she holds a BA in Drama, an MA in Italian Studies and lives near Florence, Italy.