David Scherer

David Scherer


Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant, Librarian



+1 412 268 2443

Sorrells Library


Wean Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

David Scherer is the Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant with the University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University. In his role, he develops and oversees the sustainable programmatic scholarly communication and research curation solutions, services, and workflows which support the scholarly communication ecosystem at CMU. David brings expertise and knowledge in the areas of copyright, open access, rights management, author identity management, publishing practices, and research communications. David is the primary point of contact for the CMU APC Fund, Co-Founder of the CMU Library Publishing Service and serves as the Operational Lead for the CMU Elements Research Information Management (RIM) Initiative.

His research interests include sustainable open access, open access publishing, library publishing, institutional repositories, data repositories, research information management, and altmetrics. David has served in several roles within many professional organizations, including as a volunteer Editor for the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) since 2015.