Dr Danny Kingsley

Head, Office of Scholarly Communication, University of Cambridge

Dr Danny Kingsley

Head, Office of Scholarly Communication, University of Cambridge
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Biography

Danny Kingsley has worked in scholarly communication for over a decade over both hemispheres because she is up for a fight. While currently wading through 800 years of bureaucracy at Cambridge University, Danny has also looked after scholarly communication at the Australian National University, and started up the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group in 2013. Danny has learned that part of the trick in this space is to pull together groups that despite being heavily interrelated, often have complete ignorance of each other’s daily realities. She deals with publishers, researchers, librarians, funders and university administration in almost equal measure. Other handy hints she has learned during her PhD on uptake of open access and working with the higher education sector include the little awareness most researchers have of any discipline other than their own and a real issue of lack of perceived need for information and training in this space. But the biggest one is: for goodness’ sake, never talk about ‘open data’. Using the F.A.I.R. acronym (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) for data is much more palatable, unless you are talking to someone in the Humanities, where you have to talk about ‘information management’.