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2009 SSP 31st Annual Meeting, Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

Seminar 01 Copyright and Licensing in a Digital World: New Challenges, New Forms


Dexter Cummings
Dexter Cummings is a graduate of Howard University School of Law. He is Director Legal Affairs at the American Diabetes Association, one of the largest charitable voluntary health organization in the United States. He is a member of the New York and Virginia Bar and of the New York Bar Association Intellectual Property Law and Corporate Counsel sections. Cummings is responsible, among other things, for the management and policing of the Associations 80 plus trademarks. He also provides counsel to the Association’s senior leadership and staff regarding a variety of legal matters, including licensing, copyright, trademark, and patents. Cummings is developing a comprehensive, integrated organizational approach to intellectual property management within the Association.
Alicia Wise
Alicia has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and worked as an academic archaeologist. She has worked in the information professions in various roles: digital archivist, library consortium negotiator, funding program director, and chief executive of a copyright society. Alicia joined Elsevier in June 2010 to lead the Universal Access team. In this role she is responsible for access strategy and policies, for launching/monitoring access pilot projects, and for building relationships with other stakeholders in the scholarly communication landscape.
Jason Miller
Jason Miller is Executive Publisher within the Global Medical Research division of Elsevier, with responsibility for a portfolio of society and proprietary journals in Orthopaedics, Critical Care and Dermatology. Jason joined Cell Press in 2005 as Society Publisher and was involved in the acquisition of the American Journal of Human Genetics and the Biophysical Journal, the first two society partners for the Press.

Prior to this he held journal acquisition and content licensing positions with Blackwell and NPG from 1996 to 2005. Jason began his career in publishing as managing editor for a society journal in 1994. Jason holds degrees in Politics and English.

Kimberly Steinle
Kimberly Steinle is the Library Relations Manager at Duke University Press. Kim is charged with building stronger partnerships between Duke University Press and the library community. In addition to acting as an advocate for libraries, representing their needs and concerns with regard to key business decisions, Kim has introduced a business model for consortial and institutional subscriptions by coordinating the sale of several electronic collections, negotiating site license agreements, and ensuring online access to Duke University Press content by library customers. She also represents Duke University Press at key library conferences and participates on committees such as the Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Working Group.
Scott Lapinski
Having worked within academic libraries since 1986, P. Scott Lapinski is currently the Digital Resources and Services Librarian at the Francis A. Countway Library at Harvard Medical School. As a member of the both the library’s Reference department and the Countway Center for Biomedical Informatics, Scott has a diverse array of responsibilities ranging from systems development, digital archiving projects, research consultations and bibliographic instruction. Over the last 18 months, in collaboration with both university colleagues and liaisons at Harvard’s Affiliated Hospitals, Scott has been a leader in providing Harvard researchers with workshops, raising awareness, and offering support for the NIH Public Access Policy.

A Massachusetts native with degrees from the University of Massachusetts (B.A) and Simmons College (M.S.), Scott has also worked as a Systems Librarian for Amherst College, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Toledo. Having presented regularly at conferences including EDUCAUSE and the American Society of Information Science and Technology, he also regularly contributes book reviews to JASIST and Choice.

Trisha Davis
Trisha L. Davis is Associate Professor and Head, Serials, Electronic Resources and Rights Management Department at The Ohio State University Libraries. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science, Columbus Program, teaching graduate courses in technical services, serials, cataloging, and academic libraries. A recognized expert in the field of licensing, Davis has demonstrated leadership in developing many courses, workshops, articles, and presentations about electronic resources and licensing. She was awarded the ALA ALCTS 2000 Bowker/Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award and the 2009 ALCTS Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award for her contributions and outstanding leadership in the field of acquisitions.