CDL welcomes Katrina Romanowsky to the CDL as the new eScholarship Community & Outreach Manager for the Access & Publishing team. Katrina’s is a crucial new position for this group, working closely with Justin Gonder to ensure that publishing and repository services are closely matched to user needs and responsive to the shifting terrain of scholarly communications. In addition to assisting with tickets and feature requests, Katrina will focus particularly on establishing strategies for building robust user communities and support infrastructure around eScholarship, for both current contributors and those for whom eScholarship is, as yet, unknown. This task should prove exciting and challenging, particularly within the setting of the UC Open Access policy implementation project we have just begun.
Katrina comes to us from the Berkeley Electronic Press. As a Consulting Services Team Manager at bepress, Katrina was responsible for leading a client services group, training repository administrators and journal editors on the bepress system, supervising communications between the consulting services team and institutional clients, and facilitating cross-client interactions within the Digital Commons user community – among many other things. Prior to her time at bepress, Katrina was employed in the registrar’s office at Antioch University Santa Barbara and as a digital editor at Scratchgravel Publishing Services, Auburn, Washington. She has a B.A. in English from Westmont College.
Katrina is an avid reader and GoodReads participant. Welcome, Katrina!
By Catherine Mitchell, Director, Access & Publishing