Copyright and Digital Access Librarian--Washington University Libraries

*Essential Functions*
Contributes to the development, implementation and delivery of all digital
projects, primarily in the broad areas of XML document modeling, imaging
and oversight for assigned projects. Maintains a special focus on areas
intersecting with legal content and issues, and scholarly communications
where it intersects with digital collections and services. Monitors digital
library encoding and imaging standards, delivery methods, and ensures
compliance. Develops documentation on procedures and provides updates on
the progress of digital projects. Provides training on digital library
technologies, tools, digital
asset production, and related issues in digital content creation, and
standards for student assistants and staff.
Prepares and maintains information regarding copyright for library and
university web documents, blogs, etc.; identifies training needs and
delivers or arranges instruction about copyright issues for the library.
Plans, designs, and delivers copyright information and education to library
staff. Supports library staff with work-related copyright concerns. Assists
librarians with copyright information, workflow suggestions, forms, etc.
Works closely with the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and General
Counsel (OGC) and other copyright education and management personnel in
libraries on campus.
Monitors current trends in copyright law affecting libraries and alerts
staff to changes and opportunities related to library resources or services.
- Manage assigned digital projects; design and oversee project web sites.
- Establish workflows for XML and other digital library file creation,
editing, transformation, correction and management; document processes,
workflows, and local standards.
- Manage copyright compliance issues or license-related requests primarily
from library staff in all operations of the library such as acquisitions,
digital institutional repository, digital library services, electronic
resources, library instruction, reserves/interlibrary loan, scholarly
communications, special collections, and subject librarians; provide
appropriate support for library staff with vendor contracts, licenses, and
other agreements on request; act as an intermediary between the library
staff and OGC; collaborate with Law and Medical library staff with similar
- Prepare and maintain information regarding copyright for library and
university web documents, blogs, etc.; identify training needs and deliver
or arrange instruction about copyright issues for the library and WU
community; train library staff on digital library tools and standards.
- Monitor and stay current on issues in copyright law, licenses and current
cases, especially as related to library collections and services, in order
to provide support for decision making by library staff; regularly review
current digital library standards and best practices.
- Participate in library committees, projects and other duties as assigned.
*Required Qualifications*
JD, or MLS plus significant legal knowledge and experience.
Experience with web technologies and standards such as HTML, XHTML or
Dublin Core
Knowledge of XML and at least one application such as TEI, EAD, or METS
Experience with digital imaging equipment and software.
*Preferred Qualifications*
Experience with copyright issues in scholarly publishing, digitization and
digital preservation projects, reserves, ILL, and higher education
Experience with digital asset creation in a library, museum, or academic
setting, or relevant commercial environment
Knowledge of digital library technologies, standards, and major digital
library delivery systems for digital assets, such as eXist, XTF, DLXS, or
LUNA Insight; advanced XML and XSL
Knowledge of UNIX / Linux and Windows operating systems
Supervisory experience; experience in a higher education setting
*Salary Range*
$3,472.67 - $4,514.25 per month
*EOE Statement*
Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities,
veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Applications are welcome at referencing job posting

Thank you,

Andrew Rouner


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