Digital Archiving Resources

Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Title

Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Subject

Copyright

Description

The development of new digital technologies has led to fundamental changes in the ways that cultural institutions fulfill their public missions of access, preservation, research, and education. Many institutions are developing publicly accessible Web sites that allow users to visit online exhibitions, search collection databases, access images of collection items, and in some cases create their own digital content. Digitization, however, also raises the possibility of copyright infringement. It is imperative that staff in libraries, archives, and museums understand fundamental copyright principles and how institutional procedures can be affected by the law. "Copyright and Cultural Institutions" was written to assist understanding and compliance with copyright law. It addresses the basics of copyright law and the exclusive rights of the copyright owner, the major exemptions used by cultural heritage institutions, and stresses the importance of "risk assessment" when conducting any digitization project. Case studies on digitizing oral histories and student work are also included. (Provided by authors)

Creator

Hirtle, Peter, Emily Hudson, and Andrew T. Kenyon

Publisher

Cornell University Library

Date

2009

Contributor

Eaddy, Brionna

Type

Book

Identifier

ISBN: 9780935995107

Bibliographic Citation

Hirtle, Peter B., Emily Hudson, and Andrew T. Kenyon. Copyright and cultural institutions : guidelines for digitization for U.S. libraries, archives, and museums. n.p.: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Library, c2009., 2009. UCF Libraries Catalog, EBSCOhost (accessed April 22, 2016).

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Citation

Hirtle, Peter, Emily Hudson, and Andrew T. Kenyon, “Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums ,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 19, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/367.