E-Resources Licensing Webinar (Parts 1 and 2)
September 2009

Speaker Biographies


Todd Carpenter Todd Carpenter
Managing Director
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Todd Carpenter joined NISO as Managing Director in September 2006. In this role, Todd provides leadership to NISO as well as focuses on improving constituency relationships, standards development, and operational procedures. Previously, Todd was Director of Business Development with BioOne, a not-for-profit online journal aggregator, where he served the goals of both libraries and publishers by enhancing the products, services, and distribution that BioOne provides to participant constituencies.

Leadership in collaborative initiatives and partnerships among libraries and publishers has been a key aspect of Todd's career. Prior to joining NISO, Todd was at the Johns Hopkins University Press, where he directed the marketing of their 60 academic journals and was closely involved in the growth of Project MUSE, JHUP's online aggregation of humanities and social science journals. He has also held marketing and business development positions at the Energy Intelligence Group, a news service covering the oil and natural gas industries, and the Haworth Press, an academic and professional publisher. Todd is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned a masters degree in marketing from The Johns Hopkins University.


Clinton Chamberlain
Coordinator for Electronic Resource Acquisitions
University of Texas Libraries

Clint Chamberlain is Coordinator for Electronic Resource Acquisitions at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries. He has also been an assistant professor and Electronic Access/Serials Librarian at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Clint was a member of the NISO SERU (Shared E-Resource Understanding) Working Group and continues to be active in promoting SERU. He is active in both the American Library Association and the North American Serials Interest Group, and has led conference sessions on the practice of working with licenses.


Trisha L. Davis
Associate Professor and Head, Serials, Electronic Resources, and Rights Management Department
Ohio State University Libraries

Trisha L. Davis is an Associate Professor and Head, Serials, Electronic Resources, and Rights Management Department at The Ohio State University Libraries. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member for the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science, Columbus Program, teaching graduate courses in technical services, serials, cataloging, and academic libraries.  

In 1997, Ms. Davis served as the Visiting Program Officer for Licensing of Electronic Products at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) where she helped develop two workshops on licensing that were presented around the U.S. for six years. In 2005, she again served the ARL, this time as the Visiting Program Officer for Mapping of License Terms and helped develop and present workshops on license mapping that were presented around the U.S. She has been active in the American Library Association, recently serving as chair of the Acquisition Section of ALCTS, and as a member of the ALCTS Board of Directors. She has served on editorial boards for professional journals in Acquisitions and Serials and has authored many articles of related topics.

Ms. Davis was awarded the ALA ALCTS 2000 Bowker/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award, which recognized her distinguished contributions to serials librarianship. In 2002 she received the ALCTS Presidential Citation for her vision and dedication in developing and presenting "Fundamentals of Acquisitions," a web-based continuing education course. In 2009, she was awarded the ALA ALCTS Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award given to a librarian to recognize contributions and outstanding leadership in the field of acquisitions.