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About: I am the EIFL Open Access programme manager. My responsibilities include advocacy of open access to research results and support in developing open access policies, training and support in setting up open repositories, organizing workshops and other knowledge sharing and capacity building events. Previously I worked as an Information program manager at the International Renaissance Foundation (part of Soros Foundation network in Ukraine) and coordinated the Arts and Culture Program there. I am a member of NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations) Board of Directors, E-LIS Advisory Board member, a member of DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) and IFLA President's Working Group on Open Access. I chair a Working Group “Repository and Repository Networks Support & Training” in the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and in 2009-2010 I was a Steering Committee (and Task Group) member, InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP) Program on Digital Knowledge Resources and Infrastructure in Developing Countries. I have also served on the Access to Learning Award (ATLA) Committee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Library Initiative.

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11 September 2012

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16 December 2011

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