For the past seven years, I have been the Director of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. During most of the academic year 2008-2009, I will be on sabbatical. My principal project involves the study of copyright as if affects the Academy. I’ll be taking seven online courses offered by the Center of Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland, and will be producing written documents including a proposed copyright policy for the Academy, a description of the process and procedures needed to implement the policy, an education plan for the community, and detailed procedures for copyright (mainly dealing with copying, e-reserves, and inter-library loan) for the library.
In addition, I’ll be spending time with my seven children and two grandchildren, and pursuing one of my passions-riding my bike. I am registered to ride in the Cycle North Carolina state ride, the Shenandoah Country Roads tour, a Florida Keys ride, and, next spring, a cross-country ride. During this year I’ll attempt to post to this blog most days.