By Catherine Mitchell, Director, Access & Publishing

Please join us in welcoming Katie Fortney to the CDL as our new Copyright Management Officer.  

Some of you may already know Katie from her previous incarnation as Collection Development Librarian and Scholarly Communication Officer at UC Santa Cruz, where she: chaired UCSC’s Scholarly Communication and Intellectual Property team; created educational resources and training sessions for faculty, staff and students on the legal and practical issues related to open access publishing, fair use, data archiving, metadata copyright, and database license issues; and proved an invaluable advisor to the Grateful Dead Archive Online project team and Library Special Collections on the copyright, trademark, and privacy issues unique to that collection. At the CDL, Katie will focus on many of the same activities in support of systemwide services and initiatives, including the Open Access policy, eScholarship publishing services, data management and curation, digital special collections risk management, copyright education, and national/international copyright and scholarly communication legislation and policy issues. 

Katie comes to this work with a strong background in both law (JD, New York University) and library science (MLIS, San Jose State University) – and with the uniquely beneficial perspective of someone who has worked in the trenches of a UC campus. 

Welcome, Katie!