About the Team

Morrison_Heather (16)finsmPrincipal Investigator:

Heather Morrison is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies. Heather’s research focuses on scholarly communication and open access, and her teaching and advocacy includes information policy. She is a well-known advocate of open access and open approaches to research, which the Sustaining the Knowledge Commons project is intended to model.

Research Assistants & Collaborators – Current

Widlyne Brutus is a graduate student at the University of Ottawa currently undergoing a MasteBrutusrs Degree in Information Studies. She had completed an undergraduate degree in History and a certificate in Record Management at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Widlyne has a passion for everything related to history and the means of information diffusion including open access.

Widlyne Brutus est une étudiante à la maîtrise à l’Université d’Ottawa. Elle complète présentement une spécialisation en sciences de l’information. Passionnée, elle a complété un Baccaleauréat en histoire ainsi qu’un certificat en gestion des documents et des archives à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Widlyne a développé un vif intérêt en histoire et sur les moyens de diffusion de l’information incluant le libre accès.

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Myriam Dumais-DesRosiers détient une maîtrise en études littéraires. Ayant travaillé 3 ans pour la revue Études littéraires (Université Laval, Québec), elle s’est intéressée à la question du libre accès du point de vue de l’édition. Étudiante à la maîtrise en sciences de l’information à l’Université d’Ottawa, elle aborde maintenant la question du libre accès selon une approche de professionnel de l’information.

Myriam Dumais-DesRosiers holds a Master’s degree in Literature. Having worked 3 years for the Études littéraires journal (Laval University, Québec), she is interested in open access from the viewpoint of a publisher. Now a student in the Master of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa, she studies this crucial question as an information professional.

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Katherine Laprade est dans sa dernière année du programme M.S.I. Elle est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en histoire avec mineure en muséologie et patrimoine de l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. Comme future bibliothécaire, elle s’intéresse à la propriété intellectuelle et aux droits usagers.

Katherine is in her final year of the MIS program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in museology and heritage from Université du Québec en Outaouais. As a future librarian, she is interested in intellectual property and user’s rights.

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Tanoh Laurent Kakou a complété son master en communication organisationnelle. Il complète actuellement une autre maitrise en sciences de l’information. Tanoh Laurent a une connaissance dans le domaine de la diffusion de l’information et il s’intéresse à la réduction de fracture numérique. Il soutien le libre accès à l’information qui pourrait aider l’éducation dans les pays en développement.

Victoria Volkanova

Victorivictoria_3_smalla Volkanova obtained her M.S.I. from the Université de Montréal in 2004 and has since been working as an academic librarian at the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick. Her professional responsibilities have included managing the systems department, reference services, scholarly communications, DLI, statistics and data services. She is currently on a sabbatical leave, pursuing her research interests in open access and scholarly communications. She shares her time between l’Université de Montréal and University of Ottawa.

Victoria Volkanova détient une maîtrise en sciences de l’information de l’Université de Montréal (2004). Elle travaille à l’Université de Moncton au Nouveau-Brunswick. Après avoir été chef du Service des systèmes informatisés pendant neuf ans, elle est actuellement bibliothécaire de référence, responsable du dossier de la communication savante, de l’IDD, des données statistiques et de recherche.  En congé sabbatique pendant 2016-2017, Victoria poursuit ses intérêts de recherche qui touchent le libre accès à la recherche et la communication savante. Elle partage son temps entre l’Université de Montréal et l’Université d’Ottawa.

Former Research Assistants and Collaborators

Alexialexis photo 5s Calvé-Genest has completed a Master’s degree in Anthropology and is currently working on completing a Master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Ottawa. Alexis is interested in the anthropological perspective on information sharing, He is currently surveying the literature on common pool resource management with the goal of sharing its most important works. The purpose of this effort is to share information that generally is relevant, but little known, where the distribution of resources through economical market logics can be appreciated critically, and alternatives are an everyday life reality.

Lisa Desautels photoLisa Desautels is a recent graduate in Information Science, at the University of Ottawa. In her professional career in public sector information management and communications, Lisa developed an abiding commitment to knowledge sharing. This was reinforced during her graduate studies where she developed an interest in open access. She supports continued research in this area and feels strongly about the developing world benefiting from open access to information. She feels privileged to have the opportunity to work with Professor Morrison and her team and contribute to this exciting project.
tony IMG_1985Tony Horava is the Associate University Librarian (Collections)at the University of Ottawa Library. He is also cross-appointed to the School of Information Studies where he has taught courses in Collection Management and The Publishing Business. Tony’s research is focussed on collection management issues and scholarly communication questions. He is very interested in the transformative intersection between open access movements and library collection management strategies. Recent publications include:

“Risk Taking in Academic Libraries: The Implications of Prospect Theory” Library Leadership and Management 28 (2).

“Today and in Perpetuity: A Canadian Consortial Strategy for Owning and Hosting Ebooks” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 39 (5): 423–428.

“The Importance of Case Studies for LIS Education” (with Bill Curran) Library Philosophy and Practice 8-25-2012

“Direct Ordering by Subject Librarians in a Vendor System: A Case Study” Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 7(1) June 2012.

“Copyright Discourse in the Academy: Values, Policies, and Technology” Academic Matters October 2011.

GuinslyGuinsly Mondésir est étudiant à la maîtrise en Sciences de l’Information à L’Université d’Ottawa. Il a complété un baccaleaureat ès Arts à l’université de Montréal incluant un certificat en informatique appliquée et un archivistique. Guinsly s’intéresse au données ouvertes et aux archives médiatiques.
Guinsly Mondésir is currently a student at the University of Ottawa, doing a master in information studies. He had completed an undergraduate degree in Arts at the Université de Montréal , including a certificate in Applied computer sciences and one in records management. Guinsly is really passionate about open data and digital medias.

Jihane Salhab is a graduate student at the University of Ottawa. She studies Information Science, with particular interests in electronic dissemination and exchange of information using open access. Having worked fojihane 2014-04-20 13.51.08r thirteen years at the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) library in Lebanon, she is familiar with the challenges libraries face concerning the drastically increased cost of publications as a result of worldwide inflation and economic recession. She believes open access to be a rejection of mainstream model where paywalls restrict access to research and hinder researchers to disseminate knowledge to all people, regardless of socioeconomic or geographic conditions.

César Villamizar

César Bio-Photo-CesarVillamizarVillamizar is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa Master’s of Information Studies program. Throughout his professional career, César has been involved in numerous roles evaluating and managing information systems. During his time at the School of Information Studies, he developed special interests in Research Data Management and Open Access. He is excited to use the skills he has developed over time to promote the advantages for society of producing and sharing knowledge by making it freely available for everyone.

Sara Wheatley PhotoSara Wheatley

Sara Wheatley is a recent graduate of the Master’s of Information Studies program at the University of Ottawa. She is excited to contribute to research that follows the open access movement. She believes that open access increases research progress, which will lead to faster discoveries, benefiting all of humanity.

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