Copyright Expert to Speak on "Faculty Publishing Agreements"

The Old Dominion University Libraries is set to celebrate Open Access Week with a lecture by Kimberly M. Bonner on the topic of “Faculty Publishing Agreements:  What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, Your University and Your Peers”.   She will speak at Old Dominion University on October 31, 2013, from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 1306 in the Learning Commons@Perry Library.  Light refreshments will be served.   The focus of this lecture will be the issues and perils facing junior faculty and graduate students when making agreements with academic publishers.  Please come with your questions.  Ms. Bonner will address them during the session.

 Kimberly M. Bonner is a creative, innovative leader with close to sixteen (16) years of experience solving critical, complex problems for constituents and clients involving intellectual property management.  Ms. Bonner’s IP management consulting includes patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights.  However, she is most well known for her expertise on digital copyright issues that impact higher education.   She worked for close to thirteen (13) years within higher education consulting and advising higher education institutions and staff of a variety of issues related to e-learning, digital libraries, MOOCs, open access and licensing issues.

 She was the primary editor and contributing author of The Center for Intellectual Property Handbook. She has presented at several leading national and regional conferences including: EDUCAUSE, Sloan Consortium, Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center Roundtable, and Center for Intellectual Property Symposia, Higher Education Law and Policy Institute and Howard Law School’s IP Empowerment Summit.

Currently, Ms. Bonner serves as Senior Consultant at NDIP Consulting, LLC where she provides intellectual property (IP) management consulting expertise for businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and individuals.  Ms. Bonner received her Bachelor of Arts in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in 1993.  She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia in 1996.  After graduating from law school, Ms. Bonner clerked for United States District Court Judge W. Louis Sands for the Middle District of Georgia.

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Posted By: Fern McDougal
Date: Fri Oct 11 11:11:36 EDT 2013