Cynthia Kristof

Cynthia Kristof

Copyright & Scholarly Communication
Head, Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Associate Professor
Office Location:
University Library, Suite 510
Office Hours:
By appointment
Contact Information

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides copyright clearance services for all types of materials, for all types of projects
  • Coordinates Affordable Learning Initiatives for the Libraries
  • Conducts instructional sessions on intellectual property and fair use
  • Provides informational responses to questions and concerns about copyright and fair use
  • Participates and provides leadership for a variety of Open Access Kent State¬†endeavors
  • Assists with OhioLINK Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) queries
  • Serves as Faculty Senate Representative for University Libraries



Copyright, Scholarly communication, digital libraries, Institutional repositories, Creative Commons, Public domain, Fair use, Open educational resources, Electronic theses and dissertations, Affordable course materials