Gail Clement

Associate Professor & Special Projects Librarian

In 2015, on Temporary Assignment to Office of Graduate & Professional Studies (OGAPS)

Research Interests

  • Open Access publishing
  • Authorship And Contributor Roles
  • Copyright Education and Campus Copyright issues
  • Academic dissertations, theses, and other grey literature publishing
  • American dissertation publishing: history and trends
  • Scientific and Data Publishing & Citation
  • Intersection of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy

Select Publications

  • Ilik,Violeta, Potvin, Sarah, Ho, Jeannette, Tucker, Sandra L., Clement, Gail P., Creel, James, and Wan, Gary, 2014. Collecting and Digitizing Forgotten Graduate Student Scholarship: The PILOs Project at Texas A&M University," Collection Management 39(4), 253-274.

  • Clement, Gail, Schiff, Lisa, and Editorial Board, August 1, 2014, "The Article is Not Enough: Introducing the JLSC Data Sharing Policy". Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2(3):eP1186.

  • Clement, Gail P. and Rascoe, Fred, 2013. "ETD Management and Publishing in the ProQuest System and the University Repository: A Comparative Analysis,"Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, vol 1, issue 4,

  • Clement, Gail P., 2013. "American ETD dissemination in the age of open access:ProQuest, NoQuest, or allowing student choice," College & Research Libraries News, vol. 74, no. 11, p. 562-566.

  • Clement, Gail P. and Brenenson, Stephanie, 2013. "Theft of the Mind: An Innovative Approach to Copyright and Plagiarism Education," Chapter 3 In Davis-Kahl, Stephanie and Merinda Kaye Hensley, Editors. 2013, Common ground at the nexus of information literacy and scholarly communication. Chicago: Association of Research Libraries, p. 45-74.

  • Clement, Gail, 2012. "Open Access Publishing of ETD’s: Requirements and Implications of complying with Budapest, Bethesda and Berlin," in Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2012), Lima, Peru, Sept. 12-14, 2012. (pre-print).

  • Clement, Gail P., 2011. "Copyright Uncertainty and GeoScience Information: What's Free for the Taking?," Printed Past, Digital Future: We Hold the Key. Proceedings of the Geoscience Information Society, vol. 42, 2011, p. 19-28.

  • Clement, Gail P., 2011. "The copyright self-help movement -- Initiatives in the library community," College & Research Libraries News 72(7), July/August 2011, 404-407, 415

  • Clement, Gail P. and Levine, Melissa, 2011, "Copyright and Publication Status of Pre-1978 Dissertations: A Content Analysis Approach," portal: Libraries and the Academy, 11(3), July 2011. Online pre-print available.

  • Heather K Moberly, Esther Carrigan, Derek Halling, Nancy Burford, Gail Clement, Trenton Boyd, Sidney A. Ewing, 2011, “Rethinking Parasitology Research: Reinventing the Index Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology”, Medical Library Association, Minneapolis MN, May 13-18 2011.

  • Clement, Gail P., 2009, “Reaching Out Through Digital Library Programs: The Everglades Digital Library Experience”, Chapter 12 In Courtney, Nancy, Ed., Academic Library Outreach Beyond the Campus Walls, Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 123-133.

  • Clement, G., 2004, “Florida's Libraries Help to Save the Everglades”. Florida Libraries, 47(1), 14-16.

  • Woodley, Mary, Clement, Gail and Wynn Peter, 2004 (original version 1998). Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Glossary, Published online:

  • Clement, Gail P., 2000. “The Web of Life: Natural Science Information on the Internet”, Journal of Library Administration, 30 (3/4), 271-292.

  • Clement, Gail P., 1996, “Preface” and “Chapter 1: Introduction to File Formats on the Internet”, In Zhang, Allison, File Formats on the Internet: A Guide for PC Users, Special Libraries Association, pp. viii-xiii ; 1-5.

  • Clement, Gail P. 1995, 1996. Science and Technology on the Internet: An Instructional Guide. Internet Workshop Series, Number 4. Berkeley, CA: Library Solutions Press, 228 pp.

  • Clement, Gail P. , 1994, “Evolution of a Species: Science Journals Published on the Internet”, DATABASE, vol. 17, 44-46.

  • Clement, Gail P., Sept. 1994 “Library Without Walls", Internet World,60-64.

  • Clement, Gail P., July, 1994, "There's something for everyone on the Internet: A trainer's strategy for reaching and teaching new users," Internet World.

  • Holser, W. T., Clement, G. P., Jansa, L. and Wade, J. A., 1988, “Evaporite deposits of the North Atlantic Rift”, Chapter 22 In Manspeizer, W., Editor, Triassic-Jurassic Rifting: Continental Breakup and the Origin of the Atlantic Ocean and Passive Margins, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 525-556.

  • Clement, Gail P. and Holser, William T., 1988, “Geochemistry of Moroccan evaporites in the setting of the North Atlantic Rift”, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 7(2), 375-383.

Select Presentations and Workshops

  • Clement, Gail, Hanson, Brooks, and Toler, Todd. "Empowering Data in Scholarly Publishing", 2014 Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC, November 5-8, 2014.

  • Clement, Gail, Cole, Ellen, and Roseweig, Rosenzweig, Merle, 2014. "Libraries, Researchers, and ORCID," ORCID EU Webinar, October 30, 2014. [Invited]

  • Clement, Gail and Hammons, Laura.  "Establishing Scholarly Identity for Graduate Students: ORCID-ETD integration at Texas A&M". ETD 2014, July 23-25, 2014, Leicester, England. Video recording available online at

  • Clement, Gail P.,"OA Mandates and OA 'Mandates': How Much Control Should Authors Have Over Their Work?" , Society for Scholarly Publishing, Boston, MA, May 28, 2014. [Invited]

  • Bryant, Rebecca, Schaffer, Walter, Sinche, Melanie, and Clement, Gail. "Identification of Early Career Researchers: How Universities and Funding Organizations are Using ORCID" ORCID Webinar Workshop for Funders and Research Institutions, April 23, 2014. [Invited]

  • Thomas, Joseph, Clement, Gail and Chen, Barbara. "ORCID Identifiers: Planned and Potential Uses by Associations, Publishers, and Librarians". North American Serials Interest Group Annual Conference, May 1-4, 2014, Ft. Worth, TX.

  • Clement, Gail, Cooper, Micah, Hahn, Doug, Ilik, Violeta, Tucker, Sandy. "It Takes a Village to Grow ORCIDs on Campus: Establishing and Integrating Unique Scholar Identifiers at Texas A&M" 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX, May 6-7, 2014.

  • Bolton, Michael, Clement, Gail, Ilik, Violeta, and Tucker, Sandy, 2013. "Access to graduate scholarship in VIVO: Establishing connections and tracing academic lineage." Digital Library Federation Forum, Austin, TX, November 5, 2013.

  • Clement, Gail P. , 2013. "One tool to rule them all? An evaluation of bibliographic control for American ETDs." US ETD Association Annual Conference, Claremont, CA, July 25, 2013.

  • Clement, Gail and Bianchi, Jo Ann. "Copyright and Publishing Literacy for ETD Authors: Applying the Theft of the Mind Model," [Poster presentation] Joint Conference, TXETDA and USETDA Region 3, College Station, TX. February 28-March 1, 2013.

  • Clement, Gail P., "Digital Scholarly Publishing and Copyright," Texas Digital Library seminar, University of Texas, Austin, TX. December 13, 2012 [Invited].

  • Clement, Gail P., "Copyright For ETD Professionals: A Pre-conference Workshop," US ETD Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, June 13, 2012 [Invited].

  • Gilliland, Anne, Gail Clement and Christine Ross, "Copyright Education Approaches for Our Campus Constituencies," UMUC Center for Intellectual Property Biennial Symposium, Baltimore, MD, June 7-9, 2012.

  • MacFarland, Mark and Clement, Gail, "Scholarly Communication From the Front Lines: The Manager's View," Institute on Transforming Research Library Roles and Scholarly Communication, Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program, Houston, TX, March 23, 2012 [Invited].

  • Brackus, David, Clement, Gail, and Williamson, Lori, "Suffering From Copyright Confusion," Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX, April 18, 2012.

  • Clement, Gail P., "Copyright Hot Topics," Texas ETD Association, Denton, TX, February 23, 2012.

  • McGeachin, Rob and Gail Clement, "Copyright Uncertainty and Agriculture Information," US Agricultural Information Network (AgNIC) Webcast, Online, November 7, 2011.

  • Clement, Gail P., "Copyright Uncertainty and GeoScience Information," Geoscience Information Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 12, 2011. [Invited].

  • Clement, Gail P., Shorey, Christy and Dotson, Lee, 2011, "Retrospective Digitization of Theses and Dissertations: A Range of Purposes, Practices and Policies," US ETD Association Conference, Orlando, FL, May 18, 2011. [Invited]

  • Clement, Gail P., "Developing Copyright Literacy Standards for Graduate Education: A Call to Action",US ETD Association Conference, Orlando, FL, May 19, 2011. [Invited]

  • Clement, Gail P., 2011, "Copyright Literacy Standards for Graduate Education: What We Know and What We Need,"Texas ETD Association Annual Conference, Arlington, TX, March 31, 2011. [Invited]

  • Halling, Thomas Derek, Esther Carrigan, Nancy Burford, Gail Clement, and Heather Moberly, “Scanning to PDFA: A Demonstration Project for Access and Preservation of Grey Literature,” Twelfth International Conference on Grey Literature, December 5-6, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.

Professional Service and Memberships

  • Member, ORCID Outreach Steering Committee, 2015- [Invited].

  • Member, Attribution Working Group, Force11 Initiative, 2015-

  • Member, Publications Committee, American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2013-2014. [Invited]

  • Member, Research Data Alliance, Legal Interoperability on Research Data Interest Group, 2014-present.

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 2014 - present [Invited]

  • Member and Past Chair, Copyright Education Subcommittee, American Library Association, Office of Information Technology Policy (ALA OITP). 2007-present. [Elected]

  • Member, Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). 2002-present.

  • Member, Library Information and Technology Association (LITA), 2002-present.

  • Faculty Representative, University Honors Council, Texas A&M University, 2011-present. [Elected]

  • Member, Faculty Executive Committee, Texas A&M University Libraries, 2011-2013. [Elected]

Select Grants, Honors, & Awards

Hoadley Research Award and Endowed Professorship, Texas A&M University Libraries, 2013-2014

Principal Investigator, ORCID iD Adoption and Integration grant, ORCID/Sloan Foundation, 2013-2014. 

Project Manager, Digitization of the Oil Mill Gazetteer, International Association of Oil Mill Superintendents, 2013. 

Copyright Scholar, American Library Association, Office of Information Technology & Policy, 2005-2008


Gail Clement is an academic/research librarian with extensive experience in copyright education, scientific electronic publishing and digital library development. In her former position as head of Digital Collections at Florida International University, she directed, managed and provided vision for digital collection development, digital preservation, digital scholarship and learning, scholarly communications and rights management. She founded and directed the Everglades Digital Library, an Ameritech/Library of Congress award winner and now part of the American Memory Program.  It was also named a "top ten Internet site for Research and Education" by the Internet Scout Report.  In addition to her work in academic libraries, Gail has served as a research assistant and information manager in scientific research settings in the lab, field and onboard ship. Her pre-MLIS experience and skills in data management, scientific publishing, curation of  research collections are proving invaluable to current work in the scholarly communications, e-science, data management, and digital scholarship arenas.

Gail speaks, publishes, consults and teaches on copyright and scholarly communications topics including digital library development and electronic publishing. She holds a BA in Geology from Carleton College, an MS in Geology from the University of Oregon, and an MLIS from the University of South Florida. She has earned Certificates in Digital Library Development from Cornell and Berkeley, and in Copyright Management from the University of Maryland's Center for Intellectual Property and the Special Libraries Association.

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