K. Matthew Dames on Digitization & Copyright for SLA Click U. Live!
This is the supplement to the second of two virtual workshops that discuss the management of digitization projects. The first workshop, presented by Jill Hurst-Wahl, addressed the context and landscape of digitization programs. This workshop will address legal issues that affect digitization programs.
Specifically, this workshop analyzes how copyright affects different phases of a digitization project, including:
- What “intellectual property” really means (including an introduction to the IP landscape);
- Identifying the copyright issues inherent in digitization projects (including the public domain, the library and archival limitations, and fair use);
- Why licensing agreements and subscriptions may curb your digitization project;
- Why confidential and proprietary information must be handled differently; and
- An update on the IP issues in Google Book Search project.
K. Matthew Dames. Managing Legal Issues in Digitization Projects. (.pdf, 1.39 MB) Presented to SLA Click U. Live! April 26, 2006.
Supplementary Materials: Websites
Hurst Associates Ltd. Digitization 101. (Ed.L Jill Hurst-Wahl)
Digitizationblog (Ed. Mark Jordan)
Digitize Everything. (Ed. Michael Yunkin)
DigitalKoans. (Ed. Charles W. Bailey Jr.)
Cornell University Library. Moving Theory Into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial.
File Formats Blog. (Ed. Gary McGath)
Peter B. Hirtle. Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States. Cornell Copyright Information Center. Jan. 1, 2006.
The Ten Thousand Year Blog. (Ed. David Mattison)
University of Buffalo’s UBdigit. UBdigit Conditions of Use. No date.
University of California at San Diego. diglet. (Ed. Jim Jacobs)
Supplementary Materials: Articles, Guides & Papers
K. Matthew Dames. “Associations’ Silence on Google Book Search Is Not Golden.” Online. March/April 2006.
K. Matthew Dames. Demystifying Fair Use. CopyCense. March 2, 2006.
Mary Sue Coleman. Google, the Khmer Rouge and the Public Good (Address to the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers). (.pdf, 180 KB) Feb. 6, 2006.
K. Matthew Dames. Library Schools & the Copyright Knowledge Gap. Information Today. February 2006.
K. Matthew Dames. Library Copying in the Digital Age. Copycense. Jan. 31, 2006.
Paul Ganley. Google Book Search: Fair Use, Fair Dealing and the Case for Intermediary Copying. Social Science Research Network. Jan. 13, 2006.
Jonathan Band. The Google Library Project: The Copyright Debate. (.pdf) ALA Office for Intellectual Property Policy. January 2006.
Robin Jeweler. The Google Book Search Project: Is Online Indexing a Fair Use Under Copyright Law? (.pdf, 37 KB) Congressional Research Service. Dec. 28, 2005.
Siva Vaidhyanathan. A Risky Gamble With Google. Sivacracy.net. Nov. 28, 2005.
Jonathan Band. The Authors Guild v. The Google Print Library Project. LLRX.com. Oct. 15, 2005.
K. Matthew Dames. Google Shouldn’t Punt on Litigation. CopyCense. Oct. 4, 2005.
Jonathan Band. The Google Print Library Project: A Copyright Analysis. (.pdf, 174 KB) Policybandwidth.com. August 2005.
Peter B. Hirtle. Digital Preservation and Copyright. Copyright & Fair Use/Stanford University Libraries. No date.
Mary Minow. Library Digitization Projects: U.S. Copyrighted Works That Have Expired into the Public Domain. LibraryLaw.com. April 15, 2004.
Melissa Smith Levine. Overview of Legal Issues for Digitization. Northeast Document Conservation Center. April 9, 2004.
National Information Standards Organization. A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections, 2d. Ed. 2004.
June M. Besek. Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive: A Preliminary Assessment. Council on Library and Information Resources. June 2003.
Western States Digital Standards Group. Western States Digital Imaging Best Practices Version 1.0. (.pdf) January 2003.
Mary Minow. Library Digitization Projects and Copyright. LLRX.com. June 28, 2002.
National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH). The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. October 2002.
Maxine K. Sitts, Editor. Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access. Northeast Document Conservation Center. 2000.
Abby Smith. Why Digitize? Council on Library and Information Resources. February 1999.
Harvard University. Selection for Digitizing: A Decision Making Matrix. (.pdf) 1997.
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