On 16th April, OLH Project Director Dr Martin Eve was invited to give evidence at the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, which is appointed by the UK House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and its associated public bodies, including Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Martin spoke at the committee's first evidence session for its inquiry into open access speaking alongside a number of other witnesses, including:
Dr Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Professor Chris Wickham, Vice-President and Publications Secretary, the British Academy
Dr Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director, Public Library of Science
Dr Alicia Wise, Director of Universal Access, Reed Elsevier
Professor Stevan Harnad
David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills) HEFCE
Professor Douglas Kell, Information Champion, RCUK
Dr Alma Swan, Key Perspectives Consultancy and Director of Advocacy, SPARC Europe
Dr Martin Paul Eve, Open Library of Humanities, University of Lincoln
Professor Andrew Massey, Political Studies Association
Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at Oxford University, The Russell Group
Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Chair of Universities UK’s Research Policy Network
You can watch all of the testimonies delivered by the open access witnesses on the www.parliamentlivetv.com archive.
Image by James Stringer under a CC BY-NC license.