Peter Suber has reported the sad news that noted open access advocate and retired Simmons College professor Robin Peek died on August 21.
Here's an excerpt "Open Access Movement Pioneer Robin Peek Retires from Simmons GSLIS," which discusses Peek's distinguished career:
Peek is a distinguished author, editor, and scholar. As a lecturer and an author of more than 200 articles about digital and scholarly publishing, Peek co-edited the groundbreaking book Scholarly Publishing: The Electronic Frontier with Gregory Newby. In addition to being an international coordinator for Open Access Week, Peek was on the editorial boards of leading information technology journals, such as the Journal of Global Information Management. She was also a peer reviewer for the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Information Systems Frontiers, IEEE Transactions on Education, and Library and Information Science Research. In addition, she was on the Journal of the American Society of Information Science's editorial board for ten years and was an associate editor of book reviews. Her "Focus on Publishing" column appeared in Information Today for fifteen years.
Peek was also the editor and co-founder of the Open Access Directory.