Dr Danny Kingsley

Dr Danny Kingsley
Sessional Academic, CPAS
Executive Officer, Australian Open Access Support Group



BSc (Hons), PhD (Sci Comm)


Danny is the Executive Officer of the Australian Open Access Support Group (http://aoasg.org.au) which aims to inform the discussions around open access at a time of great change in this area. She is responsible for developing the content on the website, including explainers, blogs and general information about the topic. She runs a discussion list and Twitter feed (@openaccess_oz) as part of the outreach activities of the group.

Her previous role was for four years as the Manager, Scholarly Communication and ePublishing at the Australian National University. She was responsible for developing policies relating to scholarly communication and open access, and rebuilt the DSpace repository prior to its July 2011 relaunch. She also works as an Associate Lecturer (part-time) in science communication. She has been lecturing in undergraduate and masters courses and for the Questacon Science Circus Graduate Diploma at CPAS since 2006. Danny is also one of the facilitators for the CPAS science communication workshops. She has completed her PhD looking at the barriers to opening up access to science publications.
Danny has worked as a science communicator for 12 years, including two years with ABC Science Online as a journalist for News in Science, and was also a co-producer of Health Matters. She has worked in TV, radio and print, including a period as researcher for the ABC TV science program FAQ. She has also presented and reported for Talking Science, the Australian Museum Society's radio program. Her publishing work includes a project writing science activities for Japanese children. She has also presented 'Forensic Frenzy' a CSIRO education program in schools. Danny continues to remain active in the Australian media, regularly writing popular articles on her thesis topic, and consulting communication work.


Refereed Conference Papers

Working Papers

  • Kingsley, D. “A case for the implementation of an open policy for, and advocacy of the ANU’s institutional repository Demetrius”, Prepared 18 February 2008. Available - http://hdl.handle.net/1885/46230

Book Reviews

  • Kingsley, D. “Fairer and faster”, a book review of The Access Principle: the Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship by John Willinsky. Published in Science and Public Policy, October 2006 Vol 33, Issue 8, pp620-621.
  • Kingsley, D. Book Review: Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software, edited by Joseph Feller, Brian Fitzgerald, Scott Hissam and Karim Lakhani. Published in Prometheus, 2007 Vol 25, Issue 2, pp216-219.

Invited Workshop and Conference Papers

  • “Future Publishing Metrics – The Way Forward?”. Research Assessment and Publication Metrics – the Beginning or End of an ERA? Emeritus Faculty Seminar, Australian National University, 18 October 2010. Audio and write-up of talk here: http://www.anu.edu.au/emeritus/events/event-101018.html
  • “Rights and reward: Why Authorship is Unique in Scientific Publishing and how it relates to integrity” and “They’re Digital Rights but not as You Know Them” The Curious Case of Open Access and Copyright. Copyright 2010: A decade of Moral Rights and the Digital Agenda. ANU College of Law, 21-22 June 2010. Program with abstracts available here: http://law.anu.edu.au/cipl/Conferences/2010/Copyright/program.pdf
  • “Diffusing your repository into the academic community” CAIRSS Community Day 2009. Innovations Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, 1 December 2009.
  • “Diffusing Open Access into the Academy”, Open Access Publishing. Holme Building, University of Sydney, 4-5 December 2008. Overheads available from: http://www.apsr.edu.au/open_access_publishing/presentations.html
  • “The institutional/disciplinary divide, a barrier to open access”, Open Accesss Collections. Customs House, Brisbane, 14 February 2008. Podcasts, vodcasts and overheads available from: http://www.apsr.edu.au/open_access_collections/presentations.html
  • “Selling your repository to academics: the open access message”, The Adaptable Repository. Holme Building, University of Sydney, 3 May 2007. http://www.apsr.edu.au/adaptable/index.htm
  • “Readiness and Responsibilities for Managing Research Data: The Institutional Perspective”(with Margaret Henty), EduCause Australasia 2007. Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 May 2007. Article available from: http://www.caudit.edu.au/educauseaustralasia07/authors_papers/Henty-226.pdf


  • “They’re digital rights but not as you know them: the curious case of open access and copyright”. Invited talk to the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) University Research Library group. National Library of Australia, 26 July 2010.
  • “Those who don’t look don’t find: The disciplinary information-seeking factor in determining the success of open-access publishing policies.”. Invited talk presented to the History and Philosophy of Science Department at UNSW, 2 October 2007.
  • Chair, National Science Week talk: “The Parallel Bang” presented by Dr Jack Bacon, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU, 26 August 2007.
  • “Open Access and Digital Repositories” Presented as an Ad Hoc Series seminar to UNSW Library, 13 April 2007. Audio and slides available at: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/45159
  • “Scientific publishing and the Open Access movement”. Presented to the Australian Science Communicators at CPAS, ANU, 27 October 2005.
  • “The 'What, Why and Who' of Institutional Repositories”. Presented to the Digital Resource Services Information Group at Menzies Library, ANU, 27 October 2005.
  • “Freelance Writer’s Workshop”, Brisbane Science Writer’s Festival, 4 October 2003.
  • Media publications (selection)

  • “Fading away - the problem of digital sustainability”, ANU Reporter, Winter 2007. http://info.anu.edu.au/mac/Newsletters_and_Journals/ANU_Reporter/index.asp
  • “Digital sustainability”, Radio interview for ABC Mt Gambier, South East SA - 28 August 2007.
  • Losing access to research (Opinion piece), R&D Review, August 2007. Available on: ScienceAlert Australia & New Zealand - 29 June 2007. http://www.sciencealert.com.au/opinions/20072906-16059.html
  • “Open Access Publishing: A solution to the serials crisis?”, Australasian Science, March 2006, pp 34-36, Control Publications. http://dspace.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/44481
  • “Science for Sale” - Explores the push towards open access publishing. ABC Science Online feature - 29 May 2003. http://www.abc.net.au/science/features/sciforsale/default.htm
  • “Quest for top journal fame threatens research” - 20 March 2003. http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s810533.htm
  • “Publish or perish” - 1 November 2002. http://abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s714483.htm
  • “Medical journals crack down on drug money” - 12 September 2001. http://abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s363575.htm

Also authored over 300 News in Science stories for ABC Science Online between August 2001 and July 2003.

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