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Valérie Spezi
Research Associate

Interests and experience

After completing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Economics in France, I worked in a number of academic libraries in Italy, Australia and the UK. Through the various positions I have held in Public Services, Collection Management/Development and Institutional Repository Services, I have gained a sound understanding of library services and practices. I chose to complete this professional experience, and broaden my knowledge of the library sector, by working towards a Master's degree in Information and Library Management at Loughborough University, which I successfully completed, with distinction, in 2009.

I have worked as a Research Associate at LISU since 2009. During this time I have been involved in a number of projects. These have included:

My research interests include:

  • Management and development of library services, particularly academic services
  • Open access
  • Scholarly communication
  • Researchers' information behaviours

Current research

AHRC: Open-access mega-journals and the future of scholarly communication

Selected publications

Contact details

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