Copyright & Information Policy Specialist

“The Library of the University of California, Berkeley (Library) seeks a creative, collaborative, and diligent individual to join a growing team of public service providers and educators supporting UC Berkeley faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to copyright and research-related information policy matters. Reporting to the Program Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication Services (OSCS), the Copyright & Information Policy Specialist will provide public service, reference, and instruction regarding Library permissions and licensing policies, and help support information policy aspects of Library projects like the Digital Lifecycle Program.  


PERMISSIONS REQUESTS. This includes managing, processing, & responding to reference and research requests for permission to use, quote from, or reproduce library collections in publications, websites, films, exhibitions, and other public fora. This also includes reviewing, analyzing, and organizing permissions paperwork, collections files, and acquisitions agreements to support permissions and licensing reference/research services. 
LICENSING. This includes creating and administering licensing and invoicing for requests for usage or republication of UC Regents-copyrighted materials. This also includes maintaining master list of collections for which copyright is held by UC Regents. 
REFERENCE & RESEARCH SERVICES. This includes providing e-mail, in-person, online and other user forms of reference and instruction regarding Library permissions policies and copyright issues in special collections. 
POLICY SUPPORT. This includes guiding and helping to create policy for the Library’s Digital Lifecycle Program (DLP) regarding issues of copyright, privacy, indigenous knowledge, cultural heritage, and other information policy matters …”

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