Vanessa Proudman, SPARC Europe Interim Director

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Vanessa Proudman is the owner of Proud2Know, a consultancy that supports academic libraries by helping them create the skilled and innovative digital library of the future.

Vanessa has 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide. She also headed information and IT at a UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna for 10 years.
She has also been programme and project manager to

As Interim Director to SPARC Europe, Vanessa is responsible for developing and implementing SPARC Europe’s Strategic Plan. She is helping make Open the default with Europe’s other Open Science organisations.


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