MacKenzie Smith

MacKenzie Smith is the university librarian and vice provost of digital scholarship at the University of California, Davis. She previously worked for the libraries of Harvard and MIT, where she led cutting-edge projects on digital libraries and archives, such as the popular DSpace open source software platform for archiving digital research products, Web platforms for online scholarly communication, and digital data curation in support of e-science. Smith has consulted widely with library and higher ed organizations, notably the Association of Research Libraries, designing and leading its E-Science Institute, and Creative Commons, developing its strategy for open science and research data sharing.

UC Librarian Foresees Seismic Shift from Elsevier Showdown

In the wake of Elsevier shuttering access to its current journal articles at the University of California, the university librarian at UC-Davis reviews the context of the dispute and argues open access offers the best path for academia’s future.

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