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Selecting alternative and underground press content for open access

Peggy Glahn of Reveal Digital concluded a recent guest post on this blog by stating: As proven by the Independent Voices project, Reveal Digital is building an exciting and innovative approach to open access publishing that puts libraries in control of their own content while providing scholars with important new primary source material to support […]

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Copyright

On using Creative Commons for old documents

When the University of Cambridge, with help from the University of Sussex (and JISC funding), released its Newton Papers, there was widespread acclaim for the resultant website, but also some criticism of their use of Creative Commons. Some bloggers (here and here) asserted that the (seventeenth-century) documents are out of copyright and therefore should be […]

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Copyright In the news sustainability

The Economics of Copyright and Digitisation

The Strategic Advisory Board on Intellectual Property (SABIP) have published a report this week entitled “The Economics of Copyright and Digitisation: A Report on the Literature and the Need for Further Research” . The report undertakes a critical overview of the theoretical and empirical economic literature on copyright and unauthorised copying. This report highlights two […]

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Audio-Visual Copyright e-learning In the news Projects 2006-2009 Publicity and promotion teaching unlockingaudio

Film and Sound in Education: New Videos

Despite the unbiquitous presence of moving image and sound in much of our daily lives, it has largely failed to make any impact in academic teaching, learning and research. In an attempt to strengthen the role of film and sound in further and higher education, the Film and Sound Think Tank has recently launched a set […]

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National Portrait Gallery / Wikipedia argument

There has been quite a lot of information flying around since a Wikipedia user downloaded and then stitched together high-resolution images from the National Portrait Gallery, before putting them up as a single files on Wikipedia. The statement from the National Portrait Gallery clears up a lot of confusion and seems quite even handed. The […]

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Copyright

Keeping the cost of copyright clearance down – orphan works survey

The JISC-managed Strategic Content Alliance the museum, archive and library sector Collections Trust have issued a survey on Orphan Works – http://surveys.omni-web.co.uk/start.aspx?sid=5DZ6VD The idea of the survey is to get a sense of the scale of orphans works in the cultural heritage community, which will then act as evidence for more sensible legal framework for […]

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Web 2.0, IPR and digital preservation: new JISC resources

Two new resources have been recently launched by JISC as guidance on how to deal with IPR issues in Web2.0 content and on digital preservation, including preservation of user generated content. The free Web2Rights online diagnostic tool addresses the confusion often found when dealing with IPR in its relation to Web 2.0 within education, and […]

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Copyright

Copyright frameworks

Not the most fascinating of the blogs this … but nevertheless of some importance. The image below shows the framework within which the lead institutions of JISC-funded digitisation projects function. it shows how they relate to other partners, copyright holders and to HEFCE (for whom JISC are operating) Having such a frame work in place […]