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Wilma Mossink

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 Wilma Mossink is the legal advisor of SURFfoundation and SURFdiensten. Her expertise is in copyright management in higher education. She initiated the Zwolle conferences and undertakes work for the Dutch community of practise SURFdirect. (Digital Rights Expertise Community).

She was project manager for two work packages in the SURF-JISC collaboration on copyright: Publishing agreements, institutional copyright policies and institutional repositories: bringing the Zwolle agenda to fruition. For these programs Wilma developed the Copyrighttoolbox of which the Licence to Publish forms an important part. Since June 2008 she is working as project manager digital preservation for the SHAREprogram of SURFfoundation.

Another part of her work is the legal aspects of open access. The paricipate in several working groups regarding this topic. She wrote an inventory study on copyright and repositories for the DRIVER’s Guide to European Repositories which has been published by Amsterdam University Press.

Furthermore, Wilma advises the legal committee of the FOBID, the Dutch Library Forum. In this capacity, she represents the Netherlands in Expert Group on Information Law of EBLIDA, the European organisation for libraries. She is the Dutch representative in the Copyright and Legal matters committee of IFLA (CLM) and is its information coordinator.

Wilma Mossink participates in several (inter)national working groups (Wilma is a member of the Knowledge Exchange Licensing Working Group) and regularly gives presentations nationally and internationally about the position of libraries in the information society, the legal aspects of open access, institutional repositories and the changing relationships of authors, institutions of higher education and publishers because of new technologies.

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