Agnes Gambill


Head of Scholarly Communications, Appalachian State University

Assistant Professor, Belk Library

Research Faculty, Center for Analytics Research and Education


J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law

L.L.M., Duke University School of Law

M.S.c., Oxford University


Service Interests

Co-Chair, North Carolina Blockchain Initiative

North Carolina Innovation Council

Intellectual Property Development Council

Chair, Digital Humanities Lab

Co-Chair, OpenUNC


Scholarly Interests

Intellectual Property 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship 


Digital Humanities

Open Access 

Cultural Heritage

International Data Privacy 

Veteran Advocacy


Research & Other Projects 

Pilot Data Trust for Open Access eBook Usage

Data & Analytics for Good 

BeeXML: Journal for Bee Data Standardization 

Text Recycling Research Project (TRRP) (multi-institution, NSF-funded initiative investigating text recycling in STEM research)

Studies in Comparative Legal History 


Selected Scholarship 

Gambill, Agnes. (forthcoming 2022). Appellations in Appalachia: Using Geographical Indications, DAOs, and Blockchain Tracing to Protect the Future of Food & Wine in Rural America. Business, Entrepreneurship, and Tax Law Review. 

Gambill, Agnes. (2021). Capturing the Heartbeat of a Crisis Without Infringement. American Intellectual Property Law Association, Quarterly Journal 49-2.    

Gambill, Agnes. (2021). Trademark and Patents. Legal Issues in Libraries and Archives: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project,

Gambill, Agnes. (2020). Trademark Holy Wars: The Second Circuit’s Attempt to Genericide God. American Intellectual Property Law Association, Quarterly Journal 48-2

Gambill, Agnes. (2020).  Sovereign Immunity Issues for Tech Transfer Programs at State Universities. Journal of the Patent and Trademark Research Center Association, Vol. 30.  

Gambill, Agnes. (2020). The Future of Voting Reform with Blockchain Technology. Idaho Law Review,  

Title: Head of Scholarly Communications, Assistant Professor, Research Faculty, Center for Analytics Research and Education

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2825

Office address
335 Belk Library and Information Commons