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December 7, 2021. I'm stepping down as Director of the Harvard [https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/ Office for Scholarly Communication]. But I'll stay at Harvard and shift to a new half-time position in [https://library.harvard.edu/ Harvard Library] ("Senior Advisor on Open Access") starting in July 2022. My new work will consist entirely of the ''pro bono'' consulting for open access that I've been doing for years alongside my regular work. I asked for this arrangement and thank the library for agreeing to it. — [[Peter Suber]]
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I'm in the middle of a phased retirement:
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* On January 1, 2022, I stepped down as Director of the [https://library.harvard.edu/ Harvard Library] [https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/ Office for Scholarly Communication]. But I'm still at Harvard and still working for open access to research. My work now consists entirely of the ''pro bono'' consulting I previously did alongside my other work (details below). My new title is [https://library.harvard.edu/staff/peter-suber Senior Advisor on Open Access]. <!-- hoap section on my consulting
 
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* On July 1, 2022, I shifted from full-time to half-time.
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* On September 1, 2022<!-- actually 8/25/22-->, I shifted from a mix of remote and on-campus work to all-remote work.
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* I asked for this arrangement and thank the library for agreeing to it.
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* See the [https://staff.library.harvard.edu/blog/hlhcl-strategic-organizational-review-update-open-scholarship Harvard Library announcement] and my [https://twitter.com/petersuber/status/1468326779257442305 Twitter announcement], both from December 7, 2021.
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* I'm still far from ready to retire to zero!
  
See the Harvard Library announcement and my Twitter announcement.
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&#8199;&#8199; — [[Peter Suber]]
  
  
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For two decades I've done ''pro bono'' consulting on open access and related topics, for example, with universities, libraries, funders, scholarly societies, publishers, government agencies, tool-builders, start-ups, projects, and individual researchers. I consult on OA policies, practices, and strategies. I help with policy language, implementation strategies, improved practices, and answers to frequently heard questions, objections, and misunderstandings.  
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&#8199;&#8199; For more than two decades I've done ''pro bono'' consulting on open access and related topics, for example, with universities, libraries, funders, scholarly societies, publishers, government agencies, nonprofit advocacy groups, tool-builders, start-ups, projects, and individual researchers. I advise on OA policies, strategies, practices, infrastructure, and answers to frequently heard questions, objections, and misunderstandings.  
  
I've done this kind of consulting under grants since 2001. First I did it as a philosophy professor on sabbatical, then as freelancer living on grants, then as a fellow at the [https://cyber.harvard.edu/ Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society]. The grants paid for my time so that I could give time freely to OA initiatives in need of help. For these grants, I thank the [https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/ Open Society Foundations] (2001-2009), the [https://wellcome.ac.uk/ Wellcome Trust] (2007-2009), the [http://www.arcadiafund.org.uk/ Arcadia Fund] (2011-2016), and the [http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/ Laura and John Arnold Foundation] (2016-2018).  
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&#8199;&#8199; I've done this kind of consulting under grants since 2001. First I did it as a philosophy professor on sabbatical, then as freelancer living on grants, then as a fellow at the [https://cyber.harvard.edu/ Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society]. The grants paid for my time so that I could give time freely to OA initiatives that wanted my help. For these grants I thank the [https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/ Open Society Foundations] (2001-2009), [https://wellcome.ac.uk/ Wellcome Trust] (2007-2009), [http://www.arcadiafund.org.uk/ Arcadia Fund] (2011-2016), and [http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/ Laura and John Arnold Foundation] (2016-2018).  
  
From 2013-2018 I worked half-time directing the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and half-time running the grant-funded [https://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/Main_Page Harvard Open Access Project] at the Berkman Klein Center. In 2018 I let the HOAP grants expire and began working full-time in Harvard Library. (Basically, my two half-time jobs had become two full-time jobs.) That could have meant giving up my grant-funded consulting. But as soon as I came full-time into the library, it encouraged to do the same kind of consulting on library work time that I previously did under grants. After I shift to half-time in July 2022, it will continue to pay for this kind of ''pro bono'' consulting. It's a remarkable arrangement and I'm very grateful.
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&#8199;&#8199; From 2013-2018 I worked half-time directing the Office for Scholarly Communication, based in Harvard Library, and half-time running the grant-funded [https://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/Main_Page Harvard Open Access Project], based at the Berkman Klein Center. In 2018 I let the HOAP grants expire and began working full-time in the library running the OSC. (Basically, my two half-time jobs had become two full-time jobs and I needed to retreat to one full-time job.) That could have meant giving up my grant-funded consulting. But as soon as I came full-time into the library, it encouraged me to continue my external consulting on work time. That was Phase 1 of a remarkable arrangement. When I shifted to half-time in July 2022, the library continued to support my external consulting, augmented by internal consulting and direct advising to Martha Whitehead (Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian) on the same issues. That's Phase 2 of a remarkable arrangement, and I'm very grateful.
 
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Latest revision as of 17:06, 16 September 2022

I'm in the middle of a phased retirement:

  • On January 1, 2022, I stepped down as Director of the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication. But I'm still at Harvard and still working for open access to research. My work now consists entirely of the pro bono consulting I previously did alongside my other work (details below). My new title is Senior Advisor on Open Access.
  • On July 1, 2022, I shifted from full-time to half-time.
  • On September 1, 2022, I shifted from a mix of remote and on-campus work to all-remote work.
  • I asked for this arrangement and thank the library for agreeing to it.
  • See the Harvard Library announcement and my Twitter announcement, both from December 7, 2021.
  • I'm still far from ready to retire to zero!

   — Peter Suber




   For more than two decades I've done pro bono consulting on open access and related topics, for example, with universities, libraries, funders, scholarly societies, publishers, government agencies, nonprofit advocacy groups, tool-builders, start-ups, projects, and individual researchers. I advise on OA policies, strategies, practices, infrastructure, and answers to frequently heard questions, objections, and misunderstandings.

   I've done this kind of consulting under grants since 2001. First I did it as a philosophy professor on sabbatical, then as freelancer living on grants, then as a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. The grants paid for my time so that I could give time freely to OA initiatives that wanted my help. For these grants I thank the Open Society Foundations (2001-2009), Wellcome Trust (2007-2009), Arcadia Fund (2011-2016), and Laura and John Arnold Foundation (2016-2018).

   From 2013-2018 I worked half-time directing the Office for Scholarly Communication, based in Harvard Library, and half-time running the grant-funded Harvard Open Access Project, based at the Berkman Klein Center. In 2018 I let the HOAP grants expire and began working full-time in the library running the OSC. (Basically, my two half-time jobs had become two full-time jobs and I needed to retreat to one full-time job.) That could have meant giving up my grant-funded consulting. But as soon as I came full-time into the library, it encouraged me to continue my external consulting on work time. That was Phase 1 of a remarkable arrangement. When I shifted to half-time in July 2022, the library continued to support my external consulting, augmented by internal consulting and direct advising to Martha Whitehead (Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian) on the same issues. That's Phase 2 of a remarkable arrangement, and I'm very grateful.

    I'll continue my affiliation with the Berkman Klein Center, and continue as director of the Berkman-based Harvard Open Access Project.



Return to my home page.