Job Opportunity: University of Sheffield is looking for a Library Scholarly Communications Manager!

Job Reference Number: UOS015654
Job Title: Library Scholarly Communications Manager

Salary: Grade 8 £39,324-£46,924 per annum with potential to progress to £52,793 through
sustained exceptional contribution

Closing Date: 31st March 2017

Summary:
Copyright advisory and advocacy services form a critical component of the infrastructure necessary in advancing teaching and learning in the digital age. Specialist educative copyright and licensing services also benefit research within the context of more open publishing of scholarly communications.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Academic & Digital Services, you will develop and implement services and programmes that build an understanding of copyright and licensing within the scholarly communications landscape and publishing, across the university community. You will ensure compliance with the copyright legislation, university policy and licenses and develop a shared institutional understanding of both the opportunities and challenges associated with this field.

The post-holder will provide to the university community (Faculties and Professional Services) legally compliant, detailed interpretation and policy advice on copyright. You will actively coordinate advisory services, making available current and reliable information on the web and bringing together specialists in the areas of broadcast media, newspapers, music and other formats particularly where the university has agreed license schemes. Operationally, you will oversee the necessary information management processes and audit requirements.

You will be the key contact with the University’s Legal Panel Agreement on matters pertaining to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and subsequent statutory instruments including the 2014 exemptions. You will engage with external bodies including the Copyright Licensing Agency, the UK Government Intellectual Property Office and other license issuing bodies.  Professionally, you will establish effective external networks concerned with copyright and intellectual property in
universities.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent work experience) you will be able to think strategically as well as deliver operationally.  You will be a confident communicator and able to identify opportunities to innovate and change within the evolving regulatory framework. You will enjoy working with groups and individuals, including academic staff, researchers and  students, as well as networking beyond the University.

Please see the Job Description & Person Specification for further details and apply using the online application form.

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