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About the Copyright Advisory Office

Welcome to the new Copyright Advisory Office (CAO) at Queen's University.

Situated in the library and working closely with Queen’s University legal counsel, the CAO is dedicated to educating, supporting and engaging Queen’s faculty, students and staff in matters pertaining to the relationship between copyright, access to knowledge and learning, teaching, research and scholarly communications.

Newly appointed Copyright Specialist Mark Swartz will work with librarians, staff, faculty and instructors in all faculties and schools to develop web-based information and educational programs on copyright. He will
  • monitor copyright developments,
  • provide advice in response to questions,
  • consult with instructors, researchers and learners,
  • and facilitate dialogue across the campus and externally on issues relating to copyright and its application in the university.

One of Mark’s first tasks will be to consult with instructors about their course materials and the support regarding copyright that they require.
The Copyright Specialist position reports jointly to the University Librarian and Queen’s Legal Counsel. The CAO will be forming a university copyright advisory committee with representation from various stakeholders, reporting through the University Librarian to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), and will also engage with external advisory networks.


Last Updated: 06 January 2012