Robin Peek

Associate Professor

Robin Peek
Phone: 617-521-2807
Office: P-212D
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Robin Peek, an early advocate of the Open Access (OA) movement in scholarly communication, has written more than 200 articles on digital and scholarly publishing. She is the co-founder and editor of the Open Access Directory. Previously, she served as the associate editor for book reviews for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science as well as serving on the Journal's editorial board. For more than a decade she has authored "Focus on Publishing," which appears in Information Today, the largest circulating publication for the information industry. Prior to completing her doctoral work at Syracuse University, Peek had experience in publishing, computing services, and academic libraries. Her current research interest is focused on the history and evolution of the OA movement and the development of OA mandates, journals, and institutional change.

Courses Taught

LIS 409: Literature of the Social Sciences
LIS 421: Social Informatics
LIS 457: Digital Publishing
LIS 488: Technology for Information Professionals

Curriculum Vitae

Robin Peek Profile

Articles

  • "NIH OA Mandate Passes" Information Today v. 25 no. 2 February 2008, p. 15-16
  • "The OA Drama of It All" Information Today v. 24 no. 11 December 2007, p. 17, 20
  • "My Views on Open Access" Information Today v. 24 no. 10 November 2007, p. 15-16
  • "Speed Bumps for Open Access?" Information Today v. 24 no. 9 October 2007, p. 17-18
  • "All Aboard the OA Express" Information Today v. 24 no. 7 July/August 2007, p. 15-16
  • "Stickers, a Pit Bull, and Brussels: A Busy Month for OA" Information Today v. 24 no. 4 April 2007, p. 15-16
  • "2007 Will Be More Open" Information Today v. 24 no. 1 January 2007, p. 15-16
  • "Europe Builds DRIVER" Information Today v. 23 no. 11 December 2006, p. 21-2
  • "The Transitional OA Paradigm" Information Today v. 23 no. 9 October 2006, p. 17-18
  • "The Oxford University Press on OA" Information Today v. 23 no. 8 September 2006, p. 17-18
  • "Can DRM Play Nice?" Information Today, v. 22 (6) June 2005, p. 17
  • "Google Slices, It Dices," Information Today, v. 22 (5) May 2005, p. 17
  • "Adobe to Acquire Macromedia," April 25, 2005, Information Today Newsbreak http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbreader.asp?ArticleID=16218
  • "NIH's Embattled Policy," Information Today, v. 22 (4) April 2005, p. 17
  • "Makeover News: Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Released," Information Today, v. 22 (3) March 2005, p. 17. Also rebroadcast on CNN/Money.com.
  • "Treasury-Publisher," Information Today, v. 22 (2) February 2005, p. 17
  • "A Googly New Year," Information Today, v. 22 (1) January 2005, p. 17
  • "Publishers Sue Treasury Department," Information Today, v. 21 (11) December 2004, p. 17
  • "Are Dissertations Next," Information Today, v. 21 (10) November 2004, p. 17
  • "The Politics of Publishing," Information Today, v. 21 (6) October 2004, p. 17
  • "The Cascading Effect," Information Today, v. 21 (8) September 2004, p. 17
  • "Internationalizing the Web," Information Today, v. 21 (7) July/August 2004, p. 17
  • "Googling DSpace," Information Today, v. 21 (6) June 2004, p. 17
  • "The Free-Access Debate Flourishes," Information Today, v. 21 (5) May 2004, p. 17
  • "A Threat to First Amendment Rights," Information Today, v. 21 (4) April 2004, p. 17
  • "OFAC Removes Editorial Restrictions from IEEE," Information Today NewsBreaks, Posted April 6, 2004, www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks
  • "The Internet Changes Course," Information Today, v. 21 (3) March 2004, p. 17
  • "The Battle of the Windows," Information Today, v. 21 (2) February 2004, p. 17
  • "Open Access Expands Its Reach," Information Today, v. 21 (1) January 2004, p. 17
  • "U.S. Treasury Rules on IEEE," Information Today, v. 20 (11) December 2003, p. 17
  • "ASIST 2003," Information Today, v. 20 (11) December 2003, p. 33
  • Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning, Sage Publications, 2003, Entry: "Desktop Publishing"
  • "Microsoft's Rights Management," Information Today, v. 20 (10) November 2003, p. 17
  • "The New Content Syndication," Information Today, v. 20 (9) October 2003, p. 17
  • "Keeping Journal Competition Alive," Information Today, v. 20 (8) September 2003, p. 17
  • "AOL Time Warner's Content Gamble," Information Today, v. 20 (7) July/August 2003, p. 17
  • "NLM Proposes New Journal Standards," Information Today NewsBreaks, Posted June 23, 2003, www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks
  • "Adobe Revamps Acrobat Family," Information Today, v. 20 (6) June 2003, p. 17
  • "Streaming Video Comes of Age," Information Today, v. 20 (5) May 2003, p. 17
  • "Could Peer Review Be Wrong?" Information Today, v. 20 (4) April 2003, p. 17
  • "Spam Jeopardizes E-Mail Publishing," Information Today, v. 20 (3) March 2003, p. 17
  • "Can Science and Nature Be Trumped?" Information Today, v. 20 (2) February 2003, p. 19
  • "Giving Away the MIT Store," Information Today, v. 20 (1) January 2003, p. 11
  • "ASIST 2002 Annual Meeting," Information Today, v. 20 (1) January 2003, p. 40
  • "The Internet's Role on Campus," Information Today, v. 19(11) December 2002, p. 36
  • "A Publishing Strategy in Troubled Times," Information Today, v. 19 (10) November 2002, p. 40
  • "Digital Publishing Revisited," Information Today, v. 19(9) October 2002, p. 38
  • "DRM's Confused and Fragile Future," Information Today, v. 19 (8) September 2002, p. 38
  • "Preparing for the Web Service Experience," Information Today, v. 19 (7) July/August 2002, p. 28
  • "SPARC Is Ready to Go Mainstream," Information Today, v. 19 (6) June 2002, p. 38
  • "New Specifications for a New Web," Information Today, v. 19 (5) May 2002, p. 42
  • "Controlling the Threat of E-Book Piracy," Information Today, v. 18 (6) June 2001, p. 42
  • "Seybold Seminars Boston 2001," Information Today, v. 18 (6), June 2001, p. 27
  • "Microsoft.NET Strategic Game Plan," Information Today, v. 18 (5), May 2001, p. 46
  • "The Tangled Scholarly Publishing Mess," Information Today, v. 18 (4), April 2001, p. 36
  • "Web Design Embraces Application Servers," Information Today, v. 18 (3), March 2001, p. 40
  • "A Renewed Battle for the Desktop," Information Today, v. 18 (2), February 2001, p. 30
  • "How the Web is Being Won," Information Today, v. 18 (1), January 2001, p. 34
  • "Sinking of the Dot-com fleet," Information Today, v. 17 (11), December 2000, p. 42
  • "The Digital Rights Management Dilemma," Information Today, v. 17 (10), November 2000, p. 50
  • "E-prints are Gaining Momentum," Information Today, v. 17 (9), October 2000, p. 50
  • "A Busy Summer for E-Books," Information Today, v. 17 (8), September 2000, p. 42
  • "Personalized Content from Anywhere," Information Today, v. 17 (7), July/August 2000, p. 36

Committee Service to GSLIS

Doctoral Committee
Mentoring Committee
Technology Subcommittee for GSLIS Core Curriculum Committee

Service to the College

Task Force to Examine Undergraduate Degree in Information Technology

Academic Background

B.S., University of Oregon
M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University