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About Melissa

Melissa Levine is Lead Copyright Officer at the University of Michigan Library providing guidance on copyright policy and practice in the university context. On any given day, questions range from open access and open data to copyright in scholarly publishing and artificial intelligence. She is a member of the library's senior management group and serves on the steering committee for the University of Michigan’s Museum Studies Program. Melissa is a lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Information where she teaches a course on intellectual property and information law. She also teaches a course on museums, law, and policy for the masters in museum studies program at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs. 

Melissa has wide-ranging experience in museum and library policy and hands-on management supporting the stewardship of cultural collections. She has worked at several university museums and at the Smithsonian Institution, where she handled business affairs including publishing and licensing matters. In addition, she was Assistant General Counsel and Legal Advisor for the Library of Congress’ National Digital Library Project, working on cutting-edge issues of digital preservation and Internet access for American history primary materials. Melissa received her undergraduate degree in history and art history from Emory University and her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. She is a 2011 graduate of the Frye Leadership Institute Class.

About the Distinguished Seminar Series

OCLC Research established the Distinguished Seminar Series in 1978 to encourage the sharing of thought leadership around topics that effect the ever-evolving world of librarianship and information sharing. We invite distinguished professionals to our headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, to give presentations on topics of current interest. Speakers may discuss recently completed or early-stage research that they have undertaken or report other types of professional activity. Some topics align closely with our current research directions, while others represent areas of interest to the library and information science community that are not formally being studied by our researchers.