Professor Lucy Montgomery is the co-lead of the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative: a major strategic research project exploring how big data can help universities to understand their performance as Open Knowledge Institutions. The COKI project is combining critical Humanities perspectives with big data and cloud computing approaches to capturing and exploring the digital traces of scholarly communication, open access, diversity and inclusion. The COKI database draws on well over 12 trillion items. Her most recent, collaboratively authored, book Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities was published by MIT Press in 2021.


BA (Asian Studies)(Hons 1) Adelaide

PhD (Media and Communication) QUT

Other Publications

1.     Montgomery, L., Hartley, J., Neylon, C., Gillies, M., Gray, E., Herrmann-Pillath, C., Huang, C., Leach, J., Potts, J., Ren, X., Skinner, K., Sugimoto, C., Wilson, K. (2021), Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities. Cambridge MA, MIT Press.

2.     Montgomery, L. (2015), Knowledge Unlatched, A Global Library Consortium Model for Funding Open Access Scholarly Books. Cultural Science Journal, 7:2 (whole issue), 1-66. http://doi.org/10.5334/csci.68.

3.     Montgomery, L. (2010), China’s Creative Industries: Copyright, Social Network Markets and the Business of Culture in a Digital Age. Cheltenham, UK: Edward ElgarMontgomery, L. (2010), China’s Creative Industries: Copyright, Social Network Markets and the Business of Culture in a Digital Age.  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Blog Posts


Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative. Zenodo Community: https://zenodo.org/communities/coki/

Open Access Ebook Usage Data. Zenodo Community: https://zenodo.org/communities/oaebu/

OA Book Usage Analytics for Diverse Communities. Zenodo Community: https://zenodo.org/communities/book-analytics-dashboard-project/ 



  Current Board and Committee Memberships

  •  Scientific Committee Chair, Directory of Open Access Books: 2021 – Continuing

  •  Editorial and Advisory Board Member, Open Scholarship Press: 2021 – Continuing

  • University of Western Australia (UWA) Publishing Advisory Board: 2020 – Continuing

  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, OA Books Toolkit: 2020 – Continuing

  • Scientific Committee Member, Information Science Research: 2018 – Continuing

  • Commissioning Editor, Cultural Science Journal, Cultural Science Association: 2017 – Continuing

  • Non-executive Director of KU Research CIC (trading as COARD): 2016 – Continuing

  • Editorial Board Member, Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance, Wiley: 2011 – Continuing

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