Join DLG and SGA on March 20 for two copyright workshops taught by Greg Cram, Director of Copyright, Permissions and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. The workshops will be held in the Russell Special Collections Building at the University of Georgia, Athens. Registration for each workshop is $15.
As cultural heritage organizations digitize their more of their archival collections, copyright is often seen as a barrier to making these digitized collections broadly available to users. Although copyright issues tend to be more complex for archival items, this workshop will challenge the perception that copyright is a barrier to access by discussing ways archivists can use copyright to their advantage. At this workshop, attendees will increase their understanding of copyright law in the context of archival collections, including sound and moving image items. Attendees will discuss strategies for addressing these complex challenges using a number of tools, including public domain determinations, library exceptions, fair use and risk. Through a variety of interactive lessons, attendees will leave feeling more confident about copyright.
For the last decade, a primary focus in the digitization of archival collections was copyright and contract law. In the last few years, there has been a renewed focus on bringing core professional values to digitization projects. These values are embodied in considerations like privacy and respect for indigenous cultural sensitivities. As new models of funding digitization projects emerge, cultural heritage organizations are often asked to restrict access to digitized collections when commercial vendors are involved. Attendees of this workshop will gain a deeper understanding of how these considerations impact digitization projects. Attendees will learn about practices and strategies to incorporate professional values into their digitization efforts and identify ways to responsibly make collections available for reuse.