Alicia Wise

Alicia Wise is Executive Director of the CLOCKSS Archive. She has worked to increase access to research information for 25 years as an academic author and in roles with funders, libraries, consortia, and publishers. Prior to joining she held roles with the Archaeology Data Service, Elsevier, Jisc, the Publishers Association, and the Publishers Licensing Service. Most recently, Alicia has been working as a consultant in scholarly communications, advising libraries, funders, and publishers on sustainable strategies for navigating the rapidly changing information landscape. She has served on the boards of organisations including Access to Research, the Accessible Books Consortium, CHORUS, and Research4Life.

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Thib Guicherd-Callin is Technology Director for CLOCKSS and Program Manager of the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University Library. He is a software engineer originally from France. Thib has devoted his career to distributed digital preservation and has been a vital player in the LOCKSS Program for fifteen years. From humble beginnings as an intern, he was a key contributor to the growth of the Global LOCKSS Network, inception of the CLOCKSS Archive, and expansion of LOCKSS technology to private preservation networks worldwide. Before becoming the acting Program Manager of the LOCKSS Program in 2019, he served as Engineering Manager and oversaw the Web Services re-architecture of the LOCKSS software. He holds a Masters degree in computer science from Stanford University, and enjoys snow sports and chamber music.


Gali Halevi is Collections Director for the CLOCKSS archive. She is a librarian and information specialist with over two decades of experience in the scientific publishing arena. She previously served as the Director of the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. During her tenure, she led research initiatives and scientific collaborations. Before joining Clarivate, Gali held positions at the Icahn School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System, where she advocated for open access principles and led faculty development activities as the associate dean for libraries and information sciences. At Reed-Elsevier, Gali managed academic customer engagement and research metrics, fostering relationships in academic and corporate sectors. Additionally, Gali has authored over 30 articles and book chapters in research metrics and evaluation.


Kim Smilay is Publisher and Library Service Director for CLOCKSS. She enjoys working with both publishers and librarians and is involved with agreements, invoices, and welcoming new participants to the CLOCKSS community. Prior to joining CLOCKSS, Kim spent 24 years at Gale (now part of Cengage Learning) including on the Licensing team working with top tier publisher accounts, developing new publisher relationships and managing licensing campaigns.  She volunteers with the Society of Scholarly Publishing’s Advancement Committee.


Matt Smithers is Marketing Director for the CLOCKSS Archive. Matt leads CLOCKSS marketing activities, including strategy development, brand marketing, content creation, channel optimization, and more. Matt has worked for multiple NGOs around the world, delivering award winning campaigns, raising vital funds for worthy causes including endangered animals, and enjoys educating and inspiring audiences.

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