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Duke University
Director of Copyright &Scholarly Communications
Director of Copyright &Scholarly Communications
Job Code/Title: 1354/Library Department Head
Department: Copyright &Scholarly Communications Job Level: 0
Supervisor: University Librarian Job Family: 29
FTE: 1.0 FLSA Status: Exempt
Ranked: No Term: N/A
Date Created/ Reviewed: April 2012
Position Summary
The Director of Copyright &Scholarly Communications will coordinate scholarly
communication activities for Duke University by providing leadership and educating the
university community about intellectual property issues and their impact on the nature
and conduct of scholarly inquiry and instruction. S/he will serve as an advisor to
individuals and groups, analyzing specific situations in order to recommend creative
solutions and help develop best practices. S/he will also be an advocate for innovation in
scholarly publishing with individuals, as well as in regard to institutional and national
Directs copyright activities for the university’s libraries and serves as copyright
advisor to the university community serves as the libraries’ primary resource on
fair use and other copyright issues assists with obtaining copyright permissions.
Develops a vision and implements policies and strategies for supporting the
evolution of new modes of scholarly communications technology.
Represents the interests of Duke University Libraries and the university
community in the development of university policy on copyright, the public
domain, user privacy, and other scholarly communication issues.
Monitors national scholarly communication policy issues, informs and educates
the Duke community of their significance and participates in campus efforts to
ensure that scholars, students and libraries in the digital environment retain the
full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property regime. Contributes
to and is active in local, consortial, regional and national meetings to stay abreast
of developments/trends in scholarly communications
Sustains development of the Libraries’ scholarly communication Web site
organizes educational forums on scholarly communication topics as they relate to
academia and to research libraries.
Works in close consultation and cooperation with university’s Office of General
Counsel, the Office of Information Technology, academic departments, and senior
university administrators on issues and programs related to scholarly
As appropriate, coordinates work with the Triangle Research Libraries Network
on issues and programs related to scholarly communications.
Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervise 1.25 FTE
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