Frank Manista is part of LIBER’s Open Access Working Group and European open science manager at Jisc.
He engages with teams at Jisc who participate in EU-wide projects, such as OpenAIRE, EOSC, and Knowledge Exchange. He helps ensure that the different engagements are aware of one another to promote Jisc’s work outside of the UK, and ensures that global initiatives are aware of Jisc’s services, particularly around open access.
Frank has an academic/researcher background and has been a lecturer for higher education in both the US and the UK, supervising MA dissertations in English literature. He has written on modes of teaching using enquiry-based learning, as well as issues centred on open access publication.
He has published on James Joyce, Bernard Shaw, Nuala ni Dhomhnaill, Oscar Wilde, and Brian Friel, has written on the subjects of open science and open access for Jisc’s scholarly communications blog, and is the lead editor for an upcoming special issue for SAGE Open, Navigating the Complex Terrain of Open Access, A Continuing Story.