Michael Boock, Oregon State University
Michael Boock, Associate Professor/Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services at Oregon State University, has more than 15 years of experience in digital library services, particularly in the areas of digital collections, institutional repositories, and open access policy promotion and implementation. He began his career as a cataloger and has managed increasingly large technical services, and now digital library services operations to take on new and emerging scholarly communication roles that support the visibility, discovery, management, and preservation of academic scholarship. In June 2013, OSU passed an institution-wide open access policy that was the culmination of work he and others conducted at the university over the course of many years. OSU faculty articles, student theses and dissertations, and datasets reside in ScholarsArchive@OSU, regularly ranked by Webometrics among the top ten single institution digital repositories in the country.
Michael has served on the MetaArchive Steering Committee since 2013 and is proud to have contributed to ensuring the longevity of digital objects through the Cooperative’s collaborative work.