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University of Ottawa
Scholarly Communication Librarian
May 1st, 2009
POSITION TITLE: Scholarly Communication Librarian
Reports to : Associate University Librarian, Access - 201642
(Titre français: Bibliothécaire responsable de la communication savante)
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (Access), the incumbent will serve the research
and scholarly support needs of the faculty and graduate students through the promotion and
provision of web-based publishing and repository services. Current digital initiatives include
hosting open-access journals and deployment of an institutional repository (UOttawa Research)
for E-Theses and other digital scholarly content created by the campus community.
1. Plans and manages all institutional repository activities including the development of a
service model that focuses on meeting user needs, faculty outreach, content recruitment and
policies and procedures governing the deposit of digital content in uOttawa Research.
2. Provides leadership in meeting the challenges of changing modes of scholarly
communication and promotes the effective use of scholarly services and uOttawa Research.
3. Creates opportunities to inform the university community of changes in scholarly
communication, open access, institutional repositories and ways in which they can contribute
to new and evolving methods for distribution of research results.
4. Monitors and communicates trends in scholarly communication, copyright laws and
intellectual property rights.
5. Develops and maintains the Library’s scholarly communication web page and assists in the
development of web-based information in the repository.
6. Contributes to librarianship by carrying out professional research and/or scholarly work.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Associate University Librarian (Access).
1. Carry out his/her functions under the Associate University Librarian (Access).
2. Exercise full autonomy in the development of the institutional repository.
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