With effect from 1st August, Vanessa Proudman, has been appointed Interim Director of SPARC Europe until a full-time Director has been found.
Lars Bjørnshauge has decided to prioritise on DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) as Managing Director after serving as SPARC Europe’s Director since 2012.
“It has been a privilege working for SPARC Europe in years where OA has made significant progress, and is now emerging into an important part of the implementation of Open Scholarship.
I hope I have made my modest contribution to these exciting developments.
I have been very happy working with Vanessa, and I am confident that she will do a tremendous job as Interim Director.” Lars Bjørnshauge
“The SPARC Europe Board would like to thank Lars for his excellent work in his years as SPARC Europe Director, and wish him all the best in his work for DOAJ.” Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Chairman of the SPARC Europe Board