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Friday, May 27 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Assessing Copyright Risk Tolerance for Large-Scale Digitization Projects

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Digitizing and sharing materials online makes our cultural heritage more accessible, supporting the dissemination of knowledge and the public good. Navigating related copyright issues, however, can weigh heavily on the feasibility of large-scale digitization projects. Fair dealing and LAM and educational institution exceptions in the Copyright Act may or may not apply to making entire works publicly available online.
Can a risk management approach make it possible for an institution to digitize and disseminate some material for which permission cannot be secured? What departments at the institution need to be involved in the development, approval, and implementation of this approach? What would such a process look like? What factors should it take into account?
Archivists and librarians at Simon Fraser University and the University of Alberta have begun to address these questions through the development of a risk management approach to copyright assessment. This session will describe and compare the resulting protocols and processes at these two institutions. The impetus for their approach and its implementation will be discussed. Speakers will provide examples and share related procedures and forms used to conduct risk assessments. Strategies for responding to potential complaints and take-down requests will also be addressed.


Don Taylor

Simon Fraser University
Donald Taylor is the Copyright Officer at Simon Fraser University. Related responsibilities include overseeing the administration of certain digitization projects in his role as the institutional repository coordinator.
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Amanda Wakaruk

Copyright Librarian, University of Alberta
Amanda Wakaruk is the Copyright Librarian at the University of Alberta. She completed her Master’s in Library and Information Studies at the UofA in 1999 and worked in public, special, and academic libraries in Edmonton, Virginia, and Toronto before returning to Alberta after... Read More →
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Jennifer Zerkee

Copyright Specialist, Simon Fraser University
Jennifer Zerkee is a Copyright Specialist in the Simon Fraser University Copyright Office (Canada), where she develops and delivers copyright education and provides copyright information to instructors, researchers, students, and staff. She has an interest in author rights, the publishing... Read More →

Friday May 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Imperial Ballroom

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