Jeffrey Beall has been living in and photographing the beautiful state of Colorado since 2000.
Jeffrey is the Scholarly Initiatives Librarian at Auraria Library. His work involves informing the library and the Auraria Campus community about new and evolving aspects of scholarly communication, including open-access publishing, author and publisher misconduct, and scholarly publishing ethics.
His interest in scholarly open-access publishing began in 2009 when he reviewed the publisher Bentham Open in The Charleston Advisor, a journal that reviews electronic resources that libraries typically purchase.
Before he began researching scholarly publishing, Jeffrey's earlier research centered on the strengths of metadata-enabled searching and the weaknesses of full-text searching.
An academic librarian for over 22 years, Jeffrey's prolific research and writing has been published in many scholarly publications, including The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, College & Research Libraries, and Nature.
Jeffrey combines his interest in digital photography and Wikipedia by photographing properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Colorado and uploading them to the corresponding pages in Wikipedia. This hobby has taken him all over the state. He also photographs Colorado geographical features and Colorado cities and towns for Wikipedia.
A former Peace Corps volunteer, Jeffrey has lived in five states and four foreign countries. He began his library career at Harvard University. He is an avid fan of the Denver Broncos.