Dave Hansen is Duke’s Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communications as well as Lead Copyright and Information Policy Officer. He is a co-author (with Kyle Courtney) of the White Paper on Controlled Digital Lending of Library Books, as well as a variety of other articles and papers addressing the application of copyright law to libraries and research.
As a librarian, Dave oversees Duke Libraries’ core research and teaching services, from the development of library collections in anticipation of researcher information needs, access and delivery of materials to users, guidance on information access and research techniques, and support in creating and disseminating Duke research and evaluating its real-world impact. In his legal role he works closely with both Duke users and creators to navigate copyright and related legal issues.
Before Duke, Dave was Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty Research Librarian at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Before that, he was a fellow at UC Berkeley Law in its Digital Library Copyright Project.
His law degree is from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he also earned his M.S. in Library Science. His B.S. in Economics is from UNC Charlotte, which is near his hometown of Belmont, NC. Dave, his four daughters (8yrs, 7yrs, 2yrs, and 3 months) and his wife Janice operate a flower and fruit farm just outside Chapel Hill.