It was great sadness that we learnt last week of the passing away of our colleague on the OSTRICH project, Linda Swanson. Linda was the copyright officer for Derby, and had made a significant contribution to the project before her illness and hopsitalisation two months ago. Linda was highly respected by the project team members and the academics she worked with for her deep knowledge of copyright law, and her ability to apply this knowledge to the development of open educational resources. She was also much loved by all for her friendly, cheerful personality and willingness to share her knowledge and support others. She will be sadly missed by all in the project team. The OSTRICH project team extends its sincere condolences to Linda’s family and friends.
Gabi Witthaus, 1 June 2011