Open Access Publisher Agreements Manager, California Digital Library
As of March 2020, Ellen is Open Access Publisher Agreement Manager for the California Digital Library (CDL). In this capacity, Ellen supports the publishing activities of the UC academic community through the development of effective transformative open access agreements with scholarly publishers. Her prior role was Head, Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy in the MIT Libraries and Co-Interim Associate Director for Collections. In this role, Ellen led the MIT Libraries’ efforts to influence models of scholarly publishing and communication in ways aimed to increase the impact and reach of MIT’s research and scholarship and which promoted open, sustainable publishing and access models. In this role, she led publisher contract negotiations, including under the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts, developing innovative agreements with ACM, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer, and the American Chemical Society. Ellen led open access workflows and programs, as well as licensing policy, practices, and negotiations.