William Cross

Also known as: Will Cross

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1287-1156

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, Open Education

Will Cross is the Director of the Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center in the NCSU Libraries and an instructor in the UNC SILS. Trained as a lawyer and librarian, he guides policy, speaks, and writes on open culture and navigating legal uncertainty. As presenter coordinator for the ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow, Will has developed training materials and workshops for international audiences from Ontario to Abu Dhabi. He serves as co-PI on two IMLS grants and is currently developing educational materials for SPARC, the Open Textbook Network, and Creative Commons USA.

Works (20)

2017 journal article

Jump Start Your Scholarly Communication Initiatives: Lessons Learned From Redesigning the Scholarly Communications Roadshow for a New Generation of Librarians

ACRL 2017 Conference.

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 chapter

The North Carolina State University Libraries' alt-textbook project: Open education that opens a door to the library

In Affordable course materials: Electronic textbooks and open educational resources (pp. 69–89). Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association.

By: K. Alpi, W. Cross, G. Raschke & M. Sullivan

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

The open textbook toolkit: Seeding successful partnerships for collaboration between academic libraries and university presses

Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 49(1), 53–65.

By: M. Waller, W. Cross & L. Rigling

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 speech

Is Copyright the Third Rail in Information Literacy, or a Common Denominator?

(2015, February). In ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Series.

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 conference paper

Libraries Leading the Way on the Textbook Problem

Charleston Conference Proceedings Paper.

By: W. Cross

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 chapter

Library Expertise Driving Pedagogical Innovation: Bringing “Open” to the Classroom with Open Educational Resources

In K. Smith (Ed.), Leading the 21st-Century Academic Library. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

By: W. Cross

Ed(s): K. Smith

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 chapter

Making Space for the Giants: Copyright, Technology, and Online Instruction

In C. Major (Ed.), Teaching Online: A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 131–149). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

By: W. Cross

Ed(s): C. Major

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Using a Data Management Plan Review Service as Training Ground for Librarians

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication .

By: H. Davis & W. Cross

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 conference paper

What We Learned from Offering to Review Data Management Plans

Charleston Conference Proceedings Paper.

By: H. Davis & W. Cross

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 speech

Your Invitation to Join the LibOER Community

(2015, January).

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2014 speech

Digital Media & Copyright in Higher Ed

Digital Media & Copyright in Higher Ed. (2014, September). In HigherEd Hero.

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2014 conference paper

Support When It Counts - Library Roles in Public Access to Federally-Funded Research

Charleston Conference Proceedings Paper.

By: K. Alpi, W. Cross & H. Davis

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2014 journal article

What We Talk About When We Talk About “Journal Club:” Scholarly Communication Advocacy and Public Access to Federally-Funded Research

Serials Review, 40(2), 123–128.

By: W. Cross

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2014 journal article

What we talk about when we talk about journal club: Scholarly communication advocacy and public access to federally funded research

Serials Review, 40(2), 123–128.

By: K. Wilson & W. Cross

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves Among ARL Libraries.

College & Research Libraries, 74(1), 69–84.

By: D. Hansen, W. Cross & P. Edwards

Sources: ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 report

Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities

In Association of Research Libraries.

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Restoring the Public Library Ethos: Copyright, Licensing, and the Future of Librarianship

Law Library Journal, 104(2), 195–217.

By: W. Cross

Sources: ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Preservice Legal Education for Academic Librarians within ALA-Accredited Degree Programs

Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 11(1), 533–550.

By: W. Cross & P. Edwards

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2010 report

Developing Copyright Policy: A Guide for Liberal Arts Colleges

By: K. Smith & W. Cross

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Hot Coffee and Freeze-Dried First Amendment Analysis: The Dubious Constitutionality of Using Private Ratings for Public Regulation of Video Games

First Amendment Law Review, 4(1), 299–340.

By: W. Cross

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

Employment

2012 - present

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, US
Adjunct Professor School of Information and Library Science

2011 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Director Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center

Education

2018 - present

Creative Commons Mountain View, California, US
CC Certificate for Librarians

2017 - 2018

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition Washington, DC, US
Open Education Leadership Program

2009 - 2011

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, US
Master of Science in Library Science Information and Library Science

2004 - 2007

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, US
Juris Doctor School of Law

2001 - 2003

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, US
Master of Arts in Technology & Communication School of Journalism and Mass Communication

1996 - 2000

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, US
Bachelor of Arts Constitutional History and Dramatic Art

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record.

award January 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019
OER Research Fellowship
Open Education Group
grant January 1, 2017
Open Education Across the UNC System
University of North Carolina’s General Administration
grant January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Open Textbook Toolkit
Institute of Museum and Library Services
grant January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
OER + ScholCom
Institute of Museum and Library Services
award January 1, 2015
Open Education at North Carolina State
NCSU Foundation
award January 1, 2011
Restoring the Public Library Ethos: Copyright, E-Licensing, and the Future of Librarianship
American Association of Law Libraries