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Andrea Kosavic

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Associate Dean of Libraries, Digital Engagement and Strategy

Hon.BSc. (UofT), MISt (UofT), PhD ABD (York)

Scott Library, Suite 516
4700 Keele St, Toronto ON M3J 1P3
Tel: (416) 736-2100x55601 | Fax: (416) 736-5601
ORCiD: 0000-0001-8863-2683

Andrea Kosavic is Associate Dean, Digital Engagement and Strategy. Andrea has worked in the areas of digital scholarship, scholarly publishing 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 program and the YorkSpace institutional repository. Her research interests include: scholarly communication, publishing, copyright, gift economies, social capital, and interoperability. Andrea is currently co-chair of the CARL Open Repositories Working Group, and 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., & Wang, M. (2022). Advancing Research Data Management: A Social Capital Perspective on Functional Librarianship. In T. Schlak, S. Corrall, & P. Bracke (Eds.), The Social Future of Academic Libraries: New Perspectives on Communities, Networks, and Engagement. Facet Publishing.

Kosavic, A. Rev of Sustaining and Enhancing the Scholarly Communications Department: A Comprehensive Guide. College & Research Libraries, Vol 81, No 6 (2020): September.

Neugebauer, T., Lasou, P., Kosavic, A., & Walsh, T.  Digital Preservation Functionality in Canadian Repositories. Open Repositories Report Series, Canadian Association of Research Libraries. December 2019.

Sonya Betz, Jennifer Chan, Roger Gillis, Jeanette Hatherill, Suzanne Jay, Andrea Kosavic, Andrea Pritt, Dana MacFarland, Mariya Maistrovskaya, Ali Moore, Brownen Sprout, Kevin Stranack. Getting Found, Staying Found, Increasing Impact: Enhancing Readership and Preserving Content for OJS Journals, Second Edition. 29 January 2019.

Kosavic, A. Rev of The Data Librarian's Handbook. College & Research Libraries, Vol 80, No 1 (2019): January.

Whyte Appleby, J., Hatherill, J., Kosavic, A., Meijer-Kline, K. (2018). What’s in a Name? Exploring Identity in the Field of Library Journal Publishing. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 6(General Issue), eP2209.

Kosavic, A. Rev of Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging Practices in Academic Libraries. College & Research Libraries, [S.l.], v. 78, n. 7, p. 1004, oct. 2017.

Kosavic, A. Rev of Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users. Coll. res. libr. September 2016 77:673-675;

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;

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.

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.

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:

Kosavic, A. To each reader, their research / Pour chaque lecteur, sa recherché. Mobilize This!, March 22, 2011. Available at:

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:

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:

Selected Conference Papers and Lectures

Selected conference papers and lecture slides available here

Savard, D., Kosavic, A. Building a research visibility curriculum for faculty members. BRIC Conference. Online. April 28, 2021.

Kosavic, A., Nolan, N. Institutional Repositories: Accessibility and Marketing Strategies. CANAULs Focused Topic Discussion. Online. March 4, 2021.

Kosavic, A., Wang, M. Social Capital Strategies for Libraries: Lessons Learned from RDM-related Outreach. OLA Superconference, Toronto, ON, January 30, 2020.

Gills, R., Pritt, A. Kosavic, A., Hatherill, J. Getting Found / Staying Found: Practical Strategies for Improving Discovery for Online OA Journals. OLA Superconference, Toronto, ON, February 1, 2019.

Hatton, M., & Kosavic, A. The Accessible Content Provider Landscape for Higher Education in North America. Accessibility Symposium, York University, Toronto, ON, January 29, 2019.

Hutchison, D., Kosavic, A. et al. Building a Digital Humanities Network Across Ontario. Digital Pedagogy Institute, Brock University, August 10, 2018.

Gillis, R., Pritt, A., Kosavic, A., Hatherill, J., Betz, S. Getting Found / Staying Found: Practical Strategies for Improving Discovery for Online Journals. Library Publishing Forum, Minneapolis, MN, May 23, 2018.

Kirchner, J, Kosavic, A. Open Data in Context: Balancing the Benefits of Openness. McLaughlin College Speaker Series, York University, November 22, 2017.

Kosavic, A., Whyte Appleby, J., Hatherill, J., Meijer-Kline, K. The library publishing landscape: how we define and situate ourselves. PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference, August 4, 2017.

Kosavic, A., St.Onge, A., Elayyan, M. Do We Want to be Islands or an Archipelago? Islandoracon 2017, Hamilton, ON. May 17, 2017.

Kosavic, A., St.Onge, A., Allison-Cassin, S. and Elayyan, M. Sustainability and the digital ecosystem: best practices for the digital humanist. Tubman Talks, Harriet Tubman Institute, Toronto, ON. March 17, 2017.

Kosavic, A. Considerations for Repository Development. Jane Finch Community Research Partnership Conference, Toronto, ON Nov 29, 2016.

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.

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.

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