Intrigued by the possibility of open-access publishing models, open educational resources, and open peer review; expanding the definition and recognition of scholarship beyond the article and monograph; and rethinking the values we reward and promote in higher education.

As head of digital initiatives at the MLA, I project manage Humanities Commons, MLA Commons, and CORE and work to find ways that digital technologies can serve those communities of practice in the humanities. I am a member of the HuMetricsHSS team, a founding editor of The Idealis, and serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. I am the mother of one human and the partner of another. If not for them, I would have already adopted all the cats—and a couple of shaggy dogs to boot. 

Get in touch with me on Twitter @terrainsvagues, or by email at nicky dot agate at gmail.

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