The position of Copyright Officer was recently created within the University Library in line with this initiative. Brad Nichols assumed the position in July. He holds both a Masters in Information Resources and Library Science, which he earned at the University of Arizona, and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico, School of Law. He brings valuable knowledge to the university in areas such as interpretation of copyright law, best practices, copyright education, assistance obtaining copyright permissions, and copyright policy development.
Brad has joined a copyright policy working group composed of staff from Instructional Technologies Support (ITS), the University Library, and the Vice President for Information Technology’s Office. Rori Sheffield, Sarah Naper, Joan Heath, and Don Volz have nearly completed a first draft of a consolidated UPPS to address copyright ownership and use issues, combining the university’s existing UPPS’s on copyright. The policy draft will be presented to a broader group of university stakeholders this Fall, and ultimately will be submitted to Dr. Van Wyatt, Vice President for Information Technology, and the university’s designated copyright agency, for consideration.
Associate Vice President, University Library