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The OAPI project team is based at the California Digital Library (CDL), with collaboration from University of California Development Partners. Below, you will learn a little more about the OAPI team, and our primary project roles.  If you have any questions or would like to join in the planning and implementation process, we welcome you to participate in our Discussion Forum or by contacting us directly.


Catherine MitchellCatherine Mitchell

Catherine engages frequently with faculty and stakeholders across the UC system (including the Academic Senate, UCOLASC, SLASIAC and CoUL), ensuring that the implementation project fully addresses everyone's requirements. Catherine is also directly managing the relaunched Office of Scholarly Communication site, a valuable resource for information about evolving best practices in academic publishing.
Justin GonderJustin Gonder
Project Manager

Justin coordinates implementation planning to ensure on-schedule releases of all project components. Justin also works with the User Experience team to design web interfaces that distill complex processes into intuitive workflows.
Lisa SchiffLisa Schiff
Technical Lead

Lisa plans the implementation strategy for technical components of the implementation project and coordinates developer activities. Lisa also led the team in soliciting Requests for Proposals from potential Publication Management System vendors.
Katrina Romanowsky

Katrina Romanowsky
Community & Outreach Manager

Katrina engages with interested UC authors and stakeholders, ensuring that their needs are well represented in the project plan. Katrina leads the team contributing to the OAPI wiki and keeps partners up-to-date on the progress we've made via the OAPI Project mailing list.
Kirk HastingsKirk Hastings
Senior Developer

Kirk acts as the technical project manager for the implementation of the Publication Management System, and worked closely with the Requests for Proposals from vendors. He was a cross developer with the implementation of the Streamlined Manual Deposit system.
Martin HayeMartin Haye
Senior Developer

Martin was the technical project manager for the implementation of the Streamlined Manual Deposit system and is a cross developer with the implementation of the Publication Management System.
Katie FortneyKatie Fortney
Copyright Policy & Education Officer
Katie is applying her expertise in copyright and open access toward the development of content and resources which will appear on the Office of Scholarly Communication website. Katie also guides the rest of the team on licensing and legal issues related to the implementation of each project component.

Felicia Poe
Manager, User Experience Design Service

Felicia coordinates user feedback and testing activities to ensure that UC faculty and stakeholders have direct input on the development of OAPI tools. She also consults with internal and external partners to ensure that the overall look and feel of OAPI tools are intuitive and inviting.


Jane Lee
Senior User Experience Designer
Jane works directly with UC stakeholders to understand their needs related to the OAPI project and to ensure that the tools we develop effectively meet user requirements. Jane also conducts user testing and makes design recommendations that support our development of user interfaces that are easy to use.



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