The Scholarly Communications Liaison maintains and updates the web site with pertinent information related to Rice’s activities and services that support digital scholarship and supervises student workers. The Scholarly Communications Liaison is responsible for outreach by authoring white papers, developing and distributing publicity materials, developing and offering workshops and presentations related to scholarly communications.
- Serves as the primary point of contact for addressing issues related to copyright for articles that are made available as open access resources in Rice’s institutional repository.
- Receive published articles from faculty and deposit them into the institutional repository.
- Interpret, communicate and apply the Rice Open Access policy to scholarly publications, resolving discrepancies between publisher copyrights and permissions and Rice’s policies.
- Recommend, develop, implement and manage internal processes and procedures to ensure practices related to the publication of scholarly communications comply with Rice’s policies and publisher agreements with faculty.
- Educate Rice faculty about the open access policy and copyright.
- Liaise with the publisher to communicate Rice’s open access policy, clarify permissions related to research publications and resolve issues with publisher agreements that faculty sign when publishing articles.
- Obtain legal counsel from the Office of General Counsel as needed.
- Work with other staff in the Center for Digital Scholarship and other library departments as needed to fulfill this duty.
- Develop and offer training to Rice faculty and staff on issues related to scholarly communications and copyright. This will include education about Rice’s open access policy, answering questions about copyright as it relates to Rice’s open access policy, instructions for entering research publications into the institutional repository, workshops on scholarly communications, updates of the library website, information about funding agency policies related to scholarly communications, and description of services offered by the library to the Rice community to support their scholarly communications needs.
- Maintain and update the web site with pertinent information related to Rice’s activities and services that support digital scholarship.
- Reach out to the university community by authoring white papers, developing and distributing publicity materials, and offering workshops and presentations related to scholarly communications.
- Digitize print materials such as Rice theses and dissertations, perform quality control on digitized materials, update metadata for digital content in the institutional repository.
- Supervise student workers who are supporting open access to faculty publications at Rice.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.
- 3 years
- Work experience in a university setting
- A PhD degree may be substituted for up to 2 years of the experience requirement.
- Understanding of faculty needs and perspective
- Understanding of the academic environment
- Ability to update web pages, edit wikis and create spreadsheets
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others
- Degree in information science or communications
- Five years of work experience in a university setting; experience in a similar position
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