Associate University Librarian, Digital Services
Scott Library, Suite 516
4700 Keele St, Toronto ON M3J 1P3
Tel: 416-736-2100×88869 | Fax: (416) 736-5601
Andrea Kosavic is serving as Associate University Librarian for Digital Services in an interim capacity. She has an information systems background from her studies at the University of Toronto, and has worked in the area of digitization and digital collections since the late 1990s. At York, her support of digital projects has focused on scholarly communications initiatives including the York Digital Journals publishing support program and the YorkSpace institutional repository. Her research interests include: scholarly communication, publishing, copyright, gift economies, social capital, and interoperability. Andrea is currently a member of the Public Knowledge Project Members Committee, the Public Knowledge Project Education Group, and the Ontario Council of University Libraries Scholars Portal Committee. She served on the Synergies Canada National Technical Committee from (2007-2012), and as an Ontario Library Information Technology Association Councillor (2010-2012). She was also co-founder of the Ontario Council of University Libraries Publishing/Hosting Community.
Kosavic, A. Rev of Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users. Coll. res. libr. September 2016 77:673-675; doi.org/10.5860/crl.77.5.673
Kosavic, A. Rev of Is Digital Different? How Information Creation, Capture, Preservation and Discovery Are Being Transformed. Coll. res. libr. July 2016 77:556-557; doi.org/10.5860/crl.77.4.556
Kosavic, A. Rev of Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers. Eds. Maria Bonn and Mike Furlough. College and Research Libraries, Vol.76 No. 6, September 2015. doi.org/10.5860/crl.76.6.848
Kosavic, A. Review of Without Copyrights: Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domain, by Robert Spoo. College and Research Libraries, Vol. 75 No. 5, September 2014.http://crl.acrl.org/content/75/5/755.full.pdf+html
Maughan Perry, A., Borchert, C.A., Deliyannides, T.S., Kosavic, A., Kennison, R. The Balance Point: Libraries as Journal Publishers. Serials Review, Vol. 37 No. 3, September 2011. Available at: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/10017
Kosavic, A. To each reader, their research / Pour chaque lecteur, sa recherché. Mobilize This!, March 22, 2011. Available at: http://researchimpact.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/to-each-reader-their-research-pour-chaque-lecteur-sa-recherche/
Kosavic, A. The York Digital Journals Project: strategies for institutional Open Journal Systems implementations. College and Research Libraries, Vol. 71, No. 4 (July 2010): 310-321. Available at: http://crl.acrl.org/content/71/4/310
McGregor, J. and Kosavic, A. Who knows what, when? Current and desired capacities for online journal statistics gathering and dissemination. Scholarly and Research Communication, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010. Available at: http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/article/view/18
Selected Presentations and Lectures
Kosavic, A. Random or reasoned? Design and the scholarly journal article. Fifth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, Vancouver, Canada, August 13, 2015.
Kosavic, A., Hatherill, J., Whyte-Appleby, J. and Meijer-Kline, K. What’s in a name? Self-identifying as a publisher or host. Fifth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, Vancouver, Canada, August 13, 2015.
Kosavic, A. and He, L. Fair use: a case study in normalizing journal usage data. Fourth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, August 21, 2013.
He, L. and Kosavic, A. Levelling the playing field. 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Rome Italy, June 6, 2013.
Kosavic, A., Dupuis, J., Bristow, T. and Wang, S. Creative Commons and Beyond. OLA Super Conference, Toronto ON, January 31, 2013.
Marks, S. and Kosavic, A. Modeling Scholarly Communication as an Information System. Public Knowledge Project International Scholarly Publishing Conference, September 28, 2011, Berlin, Germany.
Kosavic, A., Devakos, R., Johnston, W. and Zimmerman, P. Synergies: What’s now, what’s next, and what about you? OLA Super Conference, Toronto ON, February 5, 2011.
Kosavic, A. Open Access Policies for Library Faculty. American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 27, 2010. http://connect.ala.org/node/109350
Kosavic, A. Communicating Research in the 21st Century. Work in the Global Environment Conference, Toronto ON, June 9, 2010. Kosavic, A and Prince, C. Journal Statistics Unleashed. University of Toronto, Toronto ON, April 7th, 2010. http://discover.library.utoronto.ca/news/journal-statistics-unleashed
Kosavic, A., Allison-Cassin, S. and Fernandez, L. Scholarly Communications @ York University. Scholarly Communication: It’s Core!, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga ON, October 15th, 2009.
Kosavic, A. and MacGregor J. Who knows what, when? Current and desired capacities for online journal statistics gathering and dissemination. PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, Vancouver BC, July 10th, 2009.
Kosavic, A. and Newman, J. Cloud Computing. TRY Conference, Toronto ON, May 5th, 2009.
Kosavic, A. and Geisbrecht, W. Once more with meaning: the semantic web. OLA Super Conference, Toronto ON, January 30th, 2009.
Kosavic, A. and Cao, H. The Importance of Metadata. 2nd Workshop on Endangered Archives, Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, Toronto ON, April 19, 2008.
Kosavic, A., Devakos, R., Johnston, W. and Dalton, J. Leveraging Collaboration: Building a National Scholarly Communication. OLA Super Conference, Toronto ON, February 2, 2008.
Kosavic, A. Open Journal Systems: an introduction. Scholars Portal Day, Toronto ON, December 14, 2007.
Grants and Awards
- 2014 CARL Research in Librarianship Award. “What’s in a name: Self-identification practices of academic libraries supporting journal publishing activities“. Co-investigator.
- 2014 York University Minor Research Grant. “What’s in a name: Self-identification practices of academic libraries supporting journal publishing activities“. Co-investigator.
- 2011-2012 Merit Award, York University
- 2010-2011 Merit Award, York University
- 2010 York University Minor Research Grant. “A Survey of Disciplinary Attitudes and Practices regarding Scholarly Communication at York University”.Co-investigator.
- 2009-2010 Merit Award, York University
- 2009 SSHRC Public Outreach Grant. “Literature for all: Promoting inclusive education through digitizing textual and contextual materials”. Co-investigator.
- 2009 SSHRC Standard Research Grant. “Interactive Inclusive Cross-Cultural Encounters on Ultra High Speed Optical Networks — The Sagittarius ORION – Shaw Literature Digitizing Project”. Co-investigator. 2008-2009 Merit Award, York University 2007-2008 Merit Award, York University