Maximizing Scholarship's Impact: Barriers & Opportunities
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As Director of the University of California's Office of Scholarly Communication, John assists the University and its ten campuses to create an environment that fosters, and a policy and service infrastructure that enables the maximum dissemination and impact of the University's scholarship, as well as cost-effective access to the scholarship of others. Prior to co-founding the OSC, Ober held positions at the California Digital Library and was on the faculty at Berkeley's School of Library and Information Studies. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and as co-chair of the ACRL's scholarly communication committee.