Niek Huizenga is a Dutch entrepreneur, 30 years young, (almost) married and living in Groningen (the Netherlands). During his studies — BSc. in IT and MSc. in Business & Economics — he started several businesses. He divides his time between studying and working in the Netherlands and working in various African countries. We talked to him about his strategies for finding information, the usefulness of open access, and the difficulties that people in Africa experience finding the right information.
AnnMaria De Mars is President and founder of the Julia Consulting Group based in Santa Monica. She’s worked in both academia and business. We talked to her about how access to research affects her consulting business, and her reaction to the Research Works Act
Could you tell us a little about the Julia Group and what you do?
We mostly do statistical consulting, contracted research and customized programming. We were originally a satellite office of Spirit Lake Consulting, Inc., founded around 2000. We spun off as a separate company in 2008.
Douglas Carnall was a GP in inner-city London for twelve years, and was an editor at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) for seven years. As if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, he also wrote and edited for The Guardian, LinuxUser and Reader’s Digest on subjects as varied as careers and cycling.
But he left all that behind to become a freelance translator. His speciality is translating technical material (medical and computer-related) from French into English.