About me

My name is Mark Swartz and I am the Scholarly Publishing Librarian in the Queen’s University Library and a Visiting Program Officer (VPO) at the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).

I advocate for issues that relate to open publishing and the future of libraries, including open access publishing, open data, user rights in the Copyright Act, the public domain, open educational resources, and privacy. As a VPO at CARL, I have been engaged in a wide variety of policy issues, including privacy, copyright, online harms/misinformation, and more. Recent briefs and submissions to the government are available in the library advocacy section of this site.

Research in progress:

Recent courses that I have taken include: