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:

For complete listing and to apply online, visit
requisition #26339.
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.