Digital Archiving Resources

Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive: A Preliminary Assessment

Title

Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive: A Preliminary Assessment

Subject

Copyright

Description

Besek explains how the collecting and preserving of digital content poses challenges to the intellectual property rights that libraries and archives are use to following. A balance between copyright owners and users is an ongoing process; therefore, Besek offers a paper in which she describes the copyright rules and exceptions. She also focuses on issues those involved with libraries and archives might encounter if involved in the creation of a digital archive. Besek explains that numerous factors exist when determining the copyright implications for works being considered for inclusion in an archive. Some of these factors include: the purpose of the archive, its subject matter, the manner in which it will acquire materials, and who will have access to the archive, and from where, and under what conditions. The purpose of Besek’s paper is not to go in-depth about copyright, but to provide the reader and potential archive creator, with information about basic copyright matters, so that the creator might recognize areas of concern as he/she plans the archive.

Creator

Besek, June

Publisher

Council on Library and Information Resources

Date

2003

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Rights

Council on Library and Information Resources and the Library of Congress

Type

Report

Identifier

http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub112/pub112.pdf

Bibliographic Citation

Besek, June M. "Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive: A Preliminary Assessment." Council on Library and Information Resources Reports. December 2005. Accessed January 25, 2012. http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports.

Instructional Method

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Citation

Besek, June, “Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive: A Preliminary Assessment,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 25, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/26.