Digital Archiving Resources

Issues in Digital Preservation

Title

Issues in Digital Preservation

Subject

Copyright

Description

This is a presentation by Covey to Carnegie Mellon University. She writes that in order to make a digital copy, one must have considered digital preservation and copyright law. If something is out of copyright, it can be copied. If the owner of the copyright or the law permits it, it can be copied. Any other copying infringes on copyright. Preservation of digital copies entails best practices in scanning, storage of master files, backup copies in multiple locations, and consideration of format changes. When using copyright protected material by permission, the publisher and source must be stated, as well as the fact that work is the author's version. Covey calls for civil disobedience and moral courage as she hopes to provide open access to university materials, including dissertations and lectures. However, she says that few have contributed due to a lack of awareness, reward, and time from faculty, as well as negative attitudes of peers. She also feels that people’s misconceptions about copyright are to blame. Many faculty members do not understand copyright and they do not want to lose control of their own work.

Creator

Covey, Denise Troll

Publisher

School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

Date

2010-03-03

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Rights

1999-2015 bepress™

Type

PowerPoint Presentation

Identifier

http://works.bepress.com/denise_troll_covey/4

Bibliographic Citation

Covey, Denise Troll. "Issues in Digital Preservation." School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. March 3, 2010.  Accessed on February 6, 2012. http://works.bepress.com/denise_troll_covey/49

Files

covey.jpg

Collection

Citation

Covey, Denise Troll , “Issues in Digital Preservation,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 25, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/42.