80  ·  Representative Documents:  Position Descriptions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Licensing
MIT Libraries
Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Licensing
Office of Scholarly Publishing & Licensing, Director’s Office
The Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Licensing, leads the MIT Libraries’ outreach
efforts to faculty in support of scholarly publication reform and open access activities at MIT,
and acts as the Libraries’ chief internal resource for copyright issues and for content licensing
policy and negotiations. Reporting to the Associate Director for Information Resources, s/he
will:
oversee the implementation of the MIT Faculty Open Access policy
provide staff support for the Committee on Intellectual Property (CIP) and the FCLS
Open Access Working Group
design, manage and implement an ongoing program to increase awareness among MIT
faculty, researchers and students about scholarly communication issues in the digital
environment
establish and support mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices, publishing
agreements, and management of intellectual property, including acting as primary
support for the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy
support authors under the NIH Public Access Policy and in complying with other similar
funder requirements related to author rights and author agreements
speak and write about the issues in various MIT forums and publications
manage scholarly communications and copyright web-sites
work with library staff on scholarly communication and copyright issues and prepare
communication tools they can use with their constituencies
act as a resource on copyright issues and licensing policy and coordinate activities
related to copyright
manage licensing practice, including license compliance
negotiate license terms and conditions, coordinating with staff carrying out acquisition
and price negotiation processes
consult and work closely with the Office of General Counsel on contract and copyright
issues, acting as a liaison between the Libraries and the OGC for these issues.
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