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Research/Scholarship Initiatives Manager

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Research/Scholarship Initiatives ManagerThe Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), a division of the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS), seeks a full-time Research/Scholarship Initiatives Manager. Reporting to CDRS’ director, this newly created position will be responsible for devising, implementing, and leading outreach activities promoting CDRS’ digital projects, the institutional repository, and scholarly communication initiatives on campus, helping to position CDRS and CUL/IS as key partners in the understanding, creation, and adoption of new modes of scholarly communication. In particular, the Research/Scholarship Initiatives Manager will be expected to advance access to locally created online publications, conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, Columbia-produced journals, data sets, born-digital research output, and other digital content and to strengthen the linchpin role of the institutional repository, Academic Commons, as a research platform. He/she will work closely with library colleagues and with University faculty to identify and to advise on issues related to intellectual property and open access of scholarly output at the University. Through actively monitoring national and international trends, standards, and policies in scholarly communication and by representing CDRS, CUL/IS, and the University in local, regional, national, and international forums and organizations relating to scholarly communication and digital scholarship, the Research/Scholarship Initiatives Manager will also serve as a resource on local and national policy to help the University community stay informed about and engaged with the changing landscape for scholarly communication.

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