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Kevin Smith

Duke University
Director of Scholarly Communications
As Duke University’s first Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications, Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.  He is a librarian and an attorney (admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina) and also holds a graduate degree in religion from Yale University.  At Duke, Kevin serves on the University’s Intellectual Property Board and Digital Futures Task Force, and he convenes the Open Access Advisory Panel.  He is the current Chair of the ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee and serves on the SPARC Steering Committee.  His highly-regarded web log on scholarly communications discusses copyright and publication in academia, and he is a frequent speaker on those topics.  

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, November 3

9:00am EST


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