Keynote Speaker - OA Week 2009
Vice-Provost and Director of Libraries at Emory University
Richard E. (Rick) Luce is the Vice-Provost and Director of Libraries at Emory University (2006-). Prior to joining Emory, he was the Research Library Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1991-2006). Known as an information technology pioneer and organizational innovator, he managed a world-class scientific research library providing services to 26 nationally prominent research organizations. In 2005 he was awarded the Fellows’ Prize for Leadership at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the first ever awarded to a nonscientist.
His most recent publication A New Value Equation Challenge: The Emergence of eResearch and Roles for Research Libraries was part of the Council on Library and Information Resources Report titled No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century.
In 1999 Rick was a co-founder of the Open Archives Initiative to develop interoperable standards for author self-archiving systems. In October 2003 he co-organized the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, and in 2004, the Brazilian Declaration on Open Access.
Rick has been a member of many NSF Blue Ribbon panels in the areas of data driven science, cyber-infrastructure, and the role of research libraries. He been an external reviewer for: CISRO; Stanford University; the U.S. Department of Energy; DLESE (Digital Library for Earth Systems Education), and has consulted with over twenty organizations and given over 120 invited lectures, while also serving on several national boards, commissions, and publisher review boards.
Mr. Luce holds numerous advisory and consultative positions supporting digital library innovation, electronic publishing, and scholarly communication. He is a member of the National Academies Committee on Assuring the Integrity of Research Data in an Era of E-Science, and an executive board member of Coalition for Networked Information, and the Digital Library Federation. Previously he was the senior advisor to the Max Planck Society’s Center for Information Management (2000-2006) and an executive board member of the National Information Standards Organization (1998-2004). Luce is a faculty member of the Frye Leadership Institute, to develop the next generation of higher education leaders emerging from IT and library backgrounds.