Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University
Micah Vandegrift’s research focuses on the evolution of policies and technologies that maximize the dissemination and impact of publicly engaged scholarship. Specifically, he is developing a concept of documentation as a form of scholarly communication, and exploring the evolving landscape of evaluating and validating new forms of scholarly output. As NC State University Libraries’ first Open Knowledge Librarian, Micah is dedicated to building programs and processes for the research and learning community to embrace a more open scholarly praxis. He is also the lead Principal Investigator for Visualizing Digital Scholarship in Libraries and Learning Spaces (Immersive Scholar) funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Recently, Micah studied open science policy and infrastructure in The Netherlands and Denmark as a Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellow, and previously worked as the Director of Digital Scholarship at Florida State University.