I am Denise Rosemary Nicholson, a specialist librarian in copyright and scholarly communication. I have a BA degree and Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. I also passed two WIPO/UNISA Modules – “Essential Copyright Law (with distinction) and “Internet Aspects of Copyright and Trademarks” (with distinction). I have 48 years’ working experience, including 38 years’ experience in library and information services, of which 24 years were specialist experience in copyright, open access, and scholarly communication. I am the recipient of several prestigious academic and library awards, the most recent ones being the SALI Trust – LIASA Lifetime Achievement Award 2021, on 29 September 2021, and the UNISA Chancellor’s Calabash Award for Outstanding Educator Award 2021, on 26 November 2021.