Digital Library Jobs: Director, Copyright and Publishing Resource Center at Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is recruiting a Director, Copyright and Publishing Resource Center.

The University of Minnesota seeks leadership for its newly established Copyright and Publishing Resource Center (CPRC). Based in the University Libraries http://www.lib.umn.edu/, the Center plays a critical educational and advisory role within the University community and engages nationally in the evolving legal and policy arenas relevant to intellectual property, copyright, and publishing. In the context of emergent technologies and new methods/genre of scholarship, the Director develops programs and supports the University in policy development in areas relevant to the creation, use, and sharing of recorded knowledge. The Director reports to the Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs.

The Center is an outcome of the University's recent copyright policy development and recognizes the increasing complexity of issues of ownership and use of copyrighted resources in a digital age. The University's copyright policy affirms the rights of faculty and student ownership of academic works and encourages broad access to these works to facilitate the advancement of knowledge within the academy. Further, e-education efforts will require new models for shared or University ownership of learning resources. The University's land grant mission, global research agenda, and robust digital infrastructure create a context where an informed community vis-à-vis copyright and publishing is essential.

The University Libraries provide campus leadership and community education about the use and creation of information resources and play a vital role in the development of technologies to facilitate the processes of teaching, learning, and research. The Libraries' established program in copyright education will be expanded in the Center, and the Center will draw upon the Libraries' network of discipline liaisons and technology infrastructure to reach a broad audience. The Center operates in collaboration with other campus offices, including the Office of General Counsel.

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