cOAlition S OA Expert / JISC
Sally Rumsey is Jisc’s cOAlition S OA Expert. She was, until Dec 2019, Head of Scholarly Communications & RDM, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. From 2006 she managed the University’s repository service for research outputs, Oxford University Research Archive (ORA and ORA-Data https://ora.ox.ac.uk), advised on scholarly communications, and drafted University policies and documents about open access. She liaised with Oxford researchers to define library support requirements for Open Scholarship.
Sally is a member of the UKSCL (Scholarly Communications Licence) group and represented Oxford University on LERU (League of European Universities) OA Info-Group. Recent presentations include numerous about cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy. She was previously e-Services Librarian and manager of the repository at the London School of Economics.
Accepting that change in attitudes and habitual practice takes time – for example, open access to research findings which, 16 years ago was a new idea to many researchers, but is now commonly accepted. With such experience, I am confident the same will happen before long with authors’ habitually retaining their rights to use their own works immediately.
Not strictly a superpower – but it seems like it when watching the professionals: I’d really love to be able to dance like the pros: classical ballet, the jive, or, my absolute favourite, tap dancing!