Athanasia (Nancy) Pontika graduated from the School of Librarianship and Information Systems at the Technological Institute of Higher Education in Athens in 2005. Her thesis on "Ethics, its codes and their application in Librarianship and Information Science" was presented at the14th Panhellenic Conference on Academic Libraries. For almost two years, she was a chief librarian at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), where she worked on the European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies (EINIRAS) - a European project for the creation of a multilingual thesaurus in international relations.
In 2007, she started her doctoral studies at Simmons GSLIS. Her main area of interest is the open access movement. She is the assistant editor of the Open Access Directory - a wiki of factual lists on open access - a topic among the many on which she has published and presented. During the summer and fall of 2009, she was an intern at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School, working on the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP). In Summer 2009, she took part in the Student Summit on the Right to Research Coalition at the Scholarly Publishing and Communication Resources Coalition (SPARC) and organized a series of events at GSLIS for the first International Open Access week.
Pontika's "Infolink" Snapshot