September 2, 2022. – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is delighted to announce that a second Visiting Program Officer (VPO) for Copyright has joined our team. Working closely with Amanda Wakaruk (fellow CARL VPO for Copyright) and Rowena Johnson (VPO for Digital Access), Ravit will work in collaboration with CARL’s Policy Committee, its subgroups, and highly-qualified copyright specialists across the country, to advance CARL’s copyright initiatives and advocate for copyright legislation and digital access that is fair to users and workable for libraries.
Ravit H. David (she/her) serves as the Distinctive Collections Librarian at Scholars Portal, University of Toronto Libraries. In her current position, Ravit focuses on developing government information content, accessible service (ACE), OA and Archive-It collections. Ravit is keen on all aspects of digital access, from policy and copyright to metadata best practices for discoverability. In her previous role, Ravit served as the Coordinator of the E-book service at Scholars Portal. She worked with vendors and publishers to provide access and high-quality metadata to E-Books with perpetual access rights. Before joining the University of Toronto, Ravit completed a Ph.D. in English Modernism. Whenever she finds the time, she likes collaborating on Digital Humanities grant projects.