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[BOAI] Fwd: EPT's 2nd Annual Award Recipient Iryna Kuchma, Ukraine

From: Peter Suber <peter.suber AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:16:21 -0500


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[Forwarding from the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development.  --Peter
Suber.]
http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/

*Electronic Publishing Trust for Development's 2nd Annual Award for
individual effort in support of Open Access*

The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT [i]) is pleased to
announce the winner of its 2nd Annual Award in recognition of the effort
made by individuals working in the developing and emerging countries in the
furtherance of Open Access (OA) to scholarly publications. The panel of 5
EPT Trustees unanimously agreed that the Award should be made to Iryna
Kuchma, Ukraine. Iryna is the Programme Manager of the EIFL-OA Programme
[ii] (Electronic Information for Libraries), that advocates nationally and
internationally for the adoption of OA policies and mandates and provides
training and support in the establishment of appropriate activities. In
this capacity Iryna has achieved astonishing results, far beyond any
expectation. Since the establishment in 2003 of the EIFL-OA progamme, Iryna
has been the first full-time programme manager, thus she is largely
responsible for EIFL=B9s accomplishments in the field of Open Access, which
include:

* The establishment of more than 490 Open Repositories in the 45 developing
and transition countries which form the EIFL region of work
* The development of more than 3,400 Open Access Journals in the EIFL regio=
n
* The development of 34 OA policies in the EIFL region (for a list of the
policies which have been adopted, please see: http://www.eifl.net/oa-policy
).

Iryna first became engaged with the OA movement in 2002 while working in
the Ukraine for the Soros Foundation and has subsequently, in addition to
the highly productive EIFL-OA work listed above,  become EIFL
representative on many OA initiatives, such as the EU=B9s OpenAIRE [iii]
project to provide infrastructure support across the EU countries, where
Iryna covers the Middle and Eastern EU nations; or serving on the IFLA [iv]
<http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_edn4> OA Task 
Force.
The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development received some eighteen
nominations from four continents. The sheer range of activities and the
strong sense of purpose and commitment shown by all the nominees, in all
sorts of circumstances and roles made it very hard to judge a winner. It
also reinforced our wish to recognise the work of so many unsung champions
of the OA movement.

The EPT is also very pleased to announce that the panel wished to recognise
the work of Susan Veldsman, South Africa, with the award of a certificate
of commendation. She has been responsible for much advocacy and training
work in her region. We are happy to provide this certificate of special
recognition to Susan for all her efforts in the progress of OA. She is the
manager of the SciELO-SA [v] <
http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_edn5> programme (an
excellent example of south-south collaboration =AD between Latin American
countries and South Africa). Susan has also been responsible for setting up
an Institutional Repository, has been involved in training, and conference
organisation throughout southern Africa and =AD in addition to the activiti=
es
of many other excellent nominations received by the EPT =AD has contributed
to many advocacy initiatives. It can be seen that both Iryna Kuchma and
Susan Veldsman have made highly significant contributions to the progress
of global and open access to knowledge, covering the areas of advocacy,
policy developments, mandates, OA journals and OA repositories, training,
best-practice and infrastructure support. Their work has undoubtedly made
an enormous difference to the free and fair access to scholarly knowledge
across the world and the EPT is proud to acknowledge their Contributions.

We anticipate an Award ceremony will be held in the near future and will
announce this subsequently through the EPT Blog at
http://epublishingtrust.net/

Very many congratulations to Iryna and to Susan.

________________________________________

[i] <http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref1> EPT 
=AD
http://www.epublishingtrust.org

[ii] <http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref2>
EIFL-OA programme =AD http://www.eifl.net/openaccess

[iii] <http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref3>
OpenAire programme =AD http://www.openaire.eu/

[iv] <http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref4> IFLA
- http://www.ifla.org/ <http://www.ifla.org/>

[v] <http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref5>
SciELO-SA- http://www.scielo.org.za/

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;tre=
buchet ms&#39;,sans-serif;font-size:small">[Forwarding from the 
Electronic =
Publishing Trust for Development. =A0--Peter Suber.]</div><div 
class=3D"gma=
il_quote">

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><span 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet ms&#=
39;,sans-serif;font-size:small"></span><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-ser=
if"></font></div><div 
class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, s=
ans-serif"><a 
href=3D"http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/"=
>http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/</a></font></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif"><b>Electronic Publishing Trust for Development&#39;s 2nd 
Annual Award =
for individual effort in support of Open 
Access</b></font></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif">The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT [i]) is 
pleased t=
o announce the winner of its 2nd Annual Award in recognition of the effort =
made by individuals working in the developing and emerging countries in the=
 furtherance of Open Access (OA) to scholarly publications. The panel of 5 =
EPT Trustees unanimously agreed that the Award should be made to Iryna Kuch=
ma, Ukraine. Iryna is the Programme Manager of the EIFL-OA Programme [ii] (=
Electronic Information for Libraries), that advocates nationally and intern=
ationally for the adoption of OA policies and mandates and provides trainin=
g and support in the establishment of appropriate activities. In this capac=
ity Iryna has achieved astonishing results, far beyond any expectation. Sin=
ce the establishment in 2003 of the EIFL-OA progamme, Iryna has been the fi=
rst full-time programme manager, thus she is largely responsible for EIFL=
=B9s accomplishments in the field of Open Access, which 
include:</font></di=
v>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif">* The establishment of more than 490 Open Repositories in the 45 
devel=
oping and transition countries which form the EIFL region of 
work=A0</font>=
</div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif">* The =
development of more than 3,400 Open Access Journals in the EIFL region</fon=
t></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif=
">* The development of 34 OA policies in the EIFL region (for a list of 
the=
 policies which have been adopted, please see: <a 
href=3D"http://www.eifl.n=
et/oa-policy">http://www.eifl.net/oa-policy</a>).</font></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif">Iryna first became engaged with the OA movement in 2002 while 
working =
in the Ukraine for the Soros Foundation and has subsequently, in addition t=
o the highly productive EIFL-OA work listed above, =A0become EIFL represent=
ative on many OA initiatives, such as the EU=B9s OpenAIRE [iii] project to =
provide infrastructure support across the EU countries, where Iryna covers =
the Middle and Eastern EU nations; or serving on the IFLA [iv] &lt;<a 
href=
=3D"http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_edn4">http://epub=
lishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_edn4</a>&gt; OA Task 
Force. The =
Electronic Publishing Trust for Development received some eighteen nominati=
ons from four continents. The sheer range of activities and the strong sens=
e of purpose and commitment shown by all the nominees, in all sorts of circ=
umstances and roles made it very hard to judge a winner. It also reinforced=
 our wish to recognise the work of so many unsung champions of the OA movem=
ent.</font></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif">The EPT is also very pleased to announce that the panel wished to 
reco=
gnise the work of Susan Veldsman, South Africa, with the award of a certifi=
cate of commendation. She has been responsible for much advocacy and traini=
ng work in her region. We are happy to provide this certificate of special =
recognition to Susan for all her efforts in the progress of OA. She is the =
manager of the SciELO-SA [v]=A0</font><span 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebu=
chet ms&#39;,sans-serif">&lt;<a 
href=3D"http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd=
-annual-oa-award/#_edn5">http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-awar=
d/#_edn5</a>&gt; programme (an excellent example of south-south 
collaborati=
on =AD between Latin American countries and South Africa). Susan has also b=
een responsible for setting up an Institutional Repository, has been involv=
ed in training, and conference organisation throughout southern Africa and =
=AD in addition to the activities of many other excellent nominations recei=
ved by the EPT =AD has contributed to many advocacy initiatives. It can be =
seen that both Iryna Kuchma and Susan Veldsman have made highly significant=
 contributions to the progress of global and open access to knowledge, cove=
ring the areas of advocacy, policy developments, mandates, OA journals and =
OA repositories, training, best-practice and infrastructure support. Their =
work has undoubtedly made an enormous difference to the free and fair acces=
s to scholarly knowledge across the world and the EPT is proud to acknowled=
ge their Contributions.</span></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif">We anticipate an Award ceremony will be held in the near future 
and wi=
ll announce this subsequently through the EPT Blog at <a 
href=3D"http://epu=
blishingtrust.net/">http://epublishingtrust.net/</a></font></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif">Very many congratulations to Iryna and to 
Susan.</font></div><div clas=
s=3D"gmail_default">

<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><br></font></div><div 
class=3D"gmai=
l_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">________________________=
________________=A0</font></div><div 
class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"=
trebuchet ms, sans-serif"><br>

</font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-=
serif">[i] &lt;<a 
href=3D"http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-awa=
rd/#_ednref1">http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref1=
</a>&gt; EPT =AD <a 
href=3D"http://www.epublishingtrust.org">http://www.epu=
blishingtrust.org</a></font></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif">[ii] &lt;<a 
href=3D"http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-awar=
d/#_ednref2">http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref2<=
/a>&gt; EIFL-OA programme =AD <a 
href=3D"http://www.eifl.net/openaccess">ht=
tp://www.eifl.net/openaccess</a></font></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif">[iii] &lt;<a 
href=3D"http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-awa=
rd/#_ednref3">http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref3=
</a>&gt; OpenAire programme =AD <a 
href=3D"http://www.openaire.eu/">http://=
www.openaire.eu/</a></font></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"><br></=
font></div><div class=3D"gmail_default"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-se=
rif">[iv] &lt;<a 
href=3D"http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-awar=
d/#_ednref4">http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref4<=
/a>&gt; IFLA</font></div>

<div class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif">- <a h=
ref=3D"http://www.ifla.org/">http://www.ifla.org/</a> 
&lt;<a href=3D"http:/=
/www.ifla.org/">http://www.ifla.org/</a>&gt;</font></div><div class=3D"gmai=
l_default">

<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><br></font></div><div 
class=3D"gmai=
l_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">[v] 
&lt;<a href=3D"http:=
//epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref5">http://epublishin=
gtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/#_ednref5</a>&gt; SciELO-SA- <a 
href=3D"=
http://www.scielo.org.za/">http://www.scielo.org.za/</a></font><span style=
=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif;font-size:small"></span><=
/div>

<br>
<div style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif;font-size:small=
;display:inline" 
class=3D"gmail_default"></div><br>
<br>
</div><br></div>

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