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Friday, May 27 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
From “risky business” to risk management: Dalhousie Libraries’copyright tools for online collections

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Archives, libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions embarking on digitization projects must navigate a wide array of issues, one of which is copyright as it relate to disseminating material on the Internet. It is extremely challenging to assess the copyright status of each individual item and Canada’s “orphan work” regime does not extend to unpublished material. In the past, cultural heritage institutions adopted “risk averse” copyright policy frameworks but recent changes in the copyright landscape have encouraged new “risk management” approaches. Modelled on the Copyright Policy Framework recently
developed by the Simon Fraser University Archives, Dalhousie University Libraries has developed a new suite of tools for managing copyright in online collections. This framework allows the Libraries to create online collections of digitized library and archival material while considering a wide array of concerns that relate to copyright as well as privacy.
This presentation will describe how the Dalhousie University Libraries developed a risk management approach to dealing with copyright issues that arise when creating online library and archival collections. The presentation will feature a discussion of the various tools created by the Libraries, such as the copyright assessment tool, protocol for takedown requests, and copyright consent form. The presenters will also discuss the challenges and opportunities that have arisen, as well as future directions in copyright management for the Libraries.

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Creighton Barrett

Digital Archivist, Dalhousie University
Creighton Barrett is Digital Archivist at the Dalhousie University Archives and Lecturer at the Dalhousie University School of Information Management.
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Roger Gillis

Copyright and Digital Humanities Librarian, Dalhousie U, Dalhousie University / Public Knowledge Project
Roger Gillis is the Copyright and Digital Humanities Librarian at Dalhousie University. His diverse role and expertise extends to digital publishing, digital scholarship, and copyright.

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

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