Assistant Director of Systemwide Licensing and Collection Services
peter.suber's bookmarks 2021-12-03
"The Assistant Director of Systemwide Licensing and Collection Services leads and manages systemwide licensing activities, including negotiating business arrangements and license agreements for digital scholarly content worth in excess of $45 million on behalf of the University of California Libraries and UC-affiliated national laboratories, and oversight of all phases of licensing activity from inception through acquisitions and life-cycle management. Responsibilities include developing goals and objectives for CDL licensing services and managing a distributed professional staff, including a licensing unit based out of CDL's Oakland headquarters responsible for business negotiation and ongoing management of shared digital resources, and oversight of collections services units located at UC San Diego that provide acquisitions and shared cataloging services on behalf of CDL and the UC Libraries.
The Assistant Director manages the negotiation of licensing terms and conditions for scholarly content with over 100 vendors of digital resources comprising the collaborative investments of the ten University of California campuses and two national laboratories, and facilitates collaborative decision-making among UC Libraries collection managers and librarians responsible for shared content licensing, including through the development of cost-sharing models; provides strategic and operational direction to CDL's licensing unit and advances the interests of CDL and the UC Libraries through collaborative leadership and professional engagement at the regional and national level; advises the Director of Shared Collections regarding all aspects of collections licensing, electronic resource management, budget allocation and expenditures, and contract administration; and consult with and receives guidance from Office of General Counsel as needed. ..."