Collection Activities Archives: Copyright and Intellectural Property

Digital preservation recommendations for small museums

Digital preservation recommendations for small museums Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Digital preservation standards exist and are well established. But some of the requirements laid out in these standards are beyond the resources of smaller cultural heritage institutions, such as community museums. Digital archiving systems, for instance, cost money and require time investments that volunteer-run […]

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Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Materials

Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Materials Source: Association of Art Museum Directors The possession, ownership and use of copyrighted materials and works of art in art museums involves virtually all aspects of museum operations, from the display of works of art to the dissemination of archival material, from the creation of exhibition catalogues to […]

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts Source: College Art Association The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use was created with and for the visual arts community. Copyright protects artworks of all kinds, audiovisual materials, photographs, and texts (among other things) against unauthorized use by others, but it is subject […]

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CopyrightX

CopyrightX Source: Harvard Law School CopyrightX explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed. Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, live interactive webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course examine and […]

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ALCTS Preservation The Big Picture Webinar Series

ALCTS Preservation The Big Picture Webinar Series Source: ALCTS, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services This is a series of 39 webinars on the care of library and archives materials including book repair, digital and audiovisual matters, scrapbooks, textiles, disaster planning and response, storage issues, environmental monitoring, and suppliers.

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Defining Fair Use

Defining Fair Use Source: Association of Research Libraries spells out principles and best practices for making copyrighted materials as free as possible while avoiding lawsuits.

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