Micah Vandegrift – a Fullbright in Maastricht
Micah Vandegrift lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina. He visited Maastricht University Library as a Fulbright-Schuman innovation fellow and stayed with us for 5 months between October 2018 and February 2019. His wife and two young children accompanied him to Maastricht and beyond.
During this fellowship, he studied the overlap between open science policy and technical infrastructure at three levels: the European Union, The Netherlands and Denmark on a national scale, and in the daily work of librarians in these countries.
His project “Open Scholarship Policies and Technologies: The European Research Library as a Model for Advancing Global Scholarly Communication”, was mainly carried out at Maastricht University and for a smaller part at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen.