The California Digital Library (CDL) has announced that Mark Lawrence Clemente will be joining CDL as the new Open Access Publisher Agreements Manager, effective September 27, 2021. In this role Mark will be responsible for initiating, developing, and coordinating the implementation and assessment of open access publisher agreements across a broad spectrum of publishing partners in support of UC’s transformative open access initiatives, ensuring that these agreements are effectively designed, managed, and integrated into library and publisher workflows.
Mark comes to CDL from Case Western Reserve University, where he has been the Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian. In this role, he served as the libraries’ primary strategist, consultant, and educator in promoting open and equitable access to scholarship, and he worked with library colleagues to develop scholarly communication, copyright, and licensing programs designed to enable the broadest possible access to and use of the libraries’ collections. He planned and implemented a collaborative, cross-departmental initiative to build a comprehensive licensing review and negotiation program, which was informed by current and emerging standards — including CDL’s Model License and UC’s statements on journal negotiations.
Prior to working at Case, Mark was the Scholarly Communications and Licensing librarian at the MIT Libraries.Click here to read the original press release.