LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville is poised to be at the forefront in the field of scholarly communication. Dwayne Buttler will help lead the way.

    Buttler, a copyright and electronic media specialist, has been hired to fill the university’s Evelyn Schneider chair for scholarly communication. The endowed chair is the only one in Kentucky and one of the few in the nation located in a library, according to University Librarian Hannelore Rader.

    Buttler, who holds a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Indiana University, will be responsible for licensing online resources for users of U of L’s six libraries. His duties will include educating the U of L community about fair use, copyright and ownership as they relate to traditional media and to electronic media such as e-journals and books and online information.

    Buttler also will serve as a scholarly communication resource for the Kentucky academic community, Rader said.

    The Evelyn Schneider chair for scholarly communication pulls together in one office responsibilities that usually are scattered throughout a university community, Buttler said.

    “We are really on the cutting edge,” of scholarly communication, Rader said.