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Fritz Dolak

Occupation: librarian, information administrator

Born: Cleveland, March 27, 1946


MusB, Cleveland Institute Music, 1968
MusM, Ball State University, 1974
ArtsD, Ball State University, 1979
MLS, Ball State University, 1985


Head, educational resources pub. services Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., 1990-1997, copyright digital resources libr., 1998-2004, copyright intellectual property manager, special assistant to senior dean, 2004-, senior research fellow Digital Policy Institute, 2004-; national audio conference presenter Instructional Telecommunications Council, Washington, 2003-

Career Related

Chair Annual Univ. Libr. Copyright Conference; chair, Ind. partnership statewide copyright committee Ind. Higher Education Telecommunication Systems, Idpls., 2000-2006; member copyright and rights management committee Ind. State Libr., 2006-2008; advisor Intellectual Property Resource Center Knowledge Pt. Academy, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, 2007-2008; co-chair Digital Policy Institute National Conference, 2008-; intellectual property presenter and workshop facilitator

Creative Works

Composer: (contemporary clarinet etudes) Augmenting Clarinet Technique; contributor articles various professional journals


Achievements include development of and chair of annual, national copyright conference and copyright forum for Ball State University; development of University copyright center; development of nationally recognized, 30-second, info. videos for copyright education at Ball State U; development of copyright and intellectual property office; development of copyright for students homepage; development of copyright for librarians homepage; development of copyright for distance educators homepage; development of copyright for K-12 homepage; development of Bracken Library Matinee Musicales; provided federal testimony at public hearings on 'Licensing in Distance Education" at U. Ill. Chicago, February 12, 1999


Decorated Marksman, Sharpshooter US Air Force; recipient Recognition award, Ball State University, 2006; Doctoral Teaching fellowship, 1975-78, scholarship, Ford Foundation, 1964-1968


Worship committee chair Riverside UMC, Muncie, 2004-2007; speaker United Methodist Church, 2005-; member lung transplant recipient resource various hospitals, Muncie


Member: Farmland Conservation Club, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (alumni adv. 1977-)




Son of Frank and Barbara Stephie Dolak; Married Deborah Ann Perry, May 18, 1980.


Office: Ball State U Copyright & Intellectual Property Office, Muncie IN 47306

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