Harvard University seeks E-Resource Licensing Specialist Marcy Holabaugh 28 Jun 2006 18:59 UTC
E-Resource Licensing Specialist Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems Salary Grade 057 Duties & Responsibilities Under the direction of the OIS Manager for Digital Content & Access Services, incumbent is respon. for coordinating & overseeing the libraries' cooperative e-resource purchases & shared univ. licensing agreements. Also provides advice & consultation to librarians with licensing authority in Harvard libraries.The HUL E-resource management unit handles licensing and usage issues for over 250 licenses for active resources & provides access to 17,000 e-journal titles & 675 databases. Major duties include: Assumes lead role in negotiating licenses for major shared electronic resources with major providers, including the North East Research Libraries Consortium (NERL) for consortial deals; manages shared licensing deals for libraries & cost recovery for an e-resource budget of approx. $2 million; provides consultation & support to library units on local licenses as requested & provides training & guidance as to licensing terms and requirements; monitors & re-negotiates major e-resource license agreements; establishes & coordinates processing of annual renewals for complex e-journal packages. Negotiates & implements internal Harvard cost-share agreements for shared resources under the oversight of the university-wide Digital Acquisitions and Collections Committee (DACC). Oversees development & maintenance of guidelines for standard license terms. Resolves license breaches in consultation with technical, administrative & vendor staff. Additional Duties and Responsibilities:Participates on & facilitates activities of university-wide committees working on e-resource & e-journal licensing and support. Works with university-wide committees on policies, procedures, & guidelines for e-resource licensing. Participates in the ongoing design & development of systems & procedures for managing Harvard's electronic resources, including the evaluation & possible implementation of a third-party e-resource management system. The Harvard University Library is one of the great research libraries of the world and is committed to maintaining its excellence in the digital era. In recent years, we face the new challenges associated with integrating digital resources with traditional format materials and collections. Required Education, Experience, Skills MLS or equivalent, professional work exp. in a research library. Four yrs' professional experience in an academic research library with 2-3 years exp. working with e-resource licensing & management. Knowledge of the technical issues involved in the network delivery of electronic resources & of the legal & business issues involved in digital acquisitions. Familiarity with internet developments & electronic publishing. Excellent negotiation, written and oral communication skills required. HUL's Office for Information Systems (OIS) provides information systems and services that support the work of the Harvard Libraries. For more information, see the OIS web site: <http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/>http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/. For complete listing and to apply online, visit <http://www.employment.harvard.edu/>http://www.employment.harvard.edu/, requisition #26339. Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.