Chartered in , Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous, and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents ( An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network ( AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2, students and 14, staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact, and access.
The AKU global network of libraries supports students and faculty in their study, teaching, and research needs. Collections include books, journals, educational reports, audio/visual aids, and digital media. We also provide access to online journals, eBooks, and other resources.
The Copyright Associate position will help the Aga Khan University (AKU) academic community to ensure compliance with copyright laws concerning the use of digital learning materials in courses offered through blended and digital learning approaches. The appointee will provide assistance with copyright and fair use guidelines and procedures to faculty, staff and students on all AKU campuses who are engaged in all teaching and learning programmes. S/he will play a central role in the creation of an AKU wide Copyright Office which will be responsible for dealing with all copyright requirements for AKUâs teaching and learning activities, including developing and delivering tools and events for disseminating standards, guidelines and best practices on copyright issues.
ResponsibilitiesCoordinate with faculty, staff and students across entities to understand their requirements with respect to digital learning material, which they wish to use in their courses; Advise faculty, staff and students about what they can and cannot use and/or reproduce without seeking copyright clearance; Correspond with owners of copyrighted material and ask them for permission to use that material; Secure permissions for photocopying and digital use, mostly for blended and digital learning course content, of the material owned by copyright holders; Maintain and update a database of material for which copyright clearance has been obtained; Conduct workshops on copyright-related matters to raise awareness and champion the cause; Create awareness for faculty, staff, and students in order for them to be able to observe copyright law, educational fair use guidelines, and other relevant policies in their creation, distribution, and use of educational materials; Circulation of library information materials;
RequirementsBachelorâs degree preferably in Law (LLB) or Library Sciences. A Masterâs degree (LLM) or near completion would be an added advantage. Minimum of 3 yearsâ experience in the Publishing industry, Libraries or in any academic related function where communication is essential; Experience in developing/delivering training programmes; teaching or training experience would be a definite asset; Thorough understanding of local and international copyright laws; Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and work well under pressure in a fast-moving environment.
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