Morgantown, West Virginia---
Renaissance Scholarly Communications announced today the grand opening of their new consulting firm based in Morgantown, West Virginia. Several years in the making, owner and scholarly communications specialist John H. Hagen has worked tirelessly to advocate on behalf of open access in scholarly communications, digital library and repository development as well as current civil rights issues.
Hagen brings over 15 years of leadership experience in working with digital library and institutional repository development, electronic thesis and dissertation program implementation and coordination as well as providing counsel on intellectual property, scholarly communications and multimedia topics and conference planning / organization and sponsorship fundraising, advocacy efforts as well as editorial review services for individuals and institutions.
Hagen’s contributions to the area of ETDs and scholarly communications have been published and cited extensively in trade journal articles, interviews and conference proceedings. He has also presented and published presentation and papers at a variety of digital library and information technology conferences around the world such as the NDLTD and the USETDA.
Hagen’s activism and advocacy efforts extend throughout the digital library world as well as his volunteer endeavors on behalf of the LGBT community and human rights equality issues. His service work on various Boards of Directors includes leadership at the local, state and national levels. Organizations in which Hagen has been involved include WVU Council on Sexual Orientation, Social Justice Council, Caritas House, Fairness West Virginia and the Human Rights Campaign.
Hagen regularly publishes articles on contemporary intellectual property and civil rights issues in his popular advocacy blog Renaissance Man - Open Access and Social Justice Advocacy - Defending and serving the public interest through advocacy and evangelism.
Hagen’s vast experience demonstrates that he is a tremendous advocate, an evangelist, for the open access in scholarly communications movement as well as for social equality reform movements. His transformational work has broadened the scope of the field.
See what John Hagen and Renaissance Scholarly Communications consulting services can do for your individual and institution’s research outreach capacity today.
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