Copyright- What’s the Risk?

Copyright advertisement from the New York Clipper, 1906.             The discussion of copyright challenges in the context of digital libraries can be mired in the particular. There are so many facets to the “copyright problem,” and each one laced with increased uncertainty, that it’s a miracle anyone takes it on. From the pitfalls of copyright … Continue reading Copyright- What’s the Risk?

Use Restriction, Workflow Design, and Resource Scarcity Can Limit Discoverability and Access to Digital Collections

["A book scanner at the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco, California" by Dvortygirl is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0] One of the primary missions of digital libraries is to improve discoverability of and access to cultural heritage materials through digitization, digital preservation, and cataloging of digital items (Xie and Matusiak, 2016, p. 4). While institutions and … Continue reading Use Restriction, Workflow Design, and Resource Scarcity Can Limit Discoverability and Access to Digital Collections

Digital Libraries & Copyright Risks

  In our Tuesday night Digital Libraries class, we have explored the challenges that come with the pursuit and implementation of digitization projects. We have specifically talked about the challenges of copyright and how to reduce risk when using copyrighted items and intellectual property (ideas). When librarians go through the process of collecting, selecting, and … Continue reading Digital Libraries & Copyright Risks

Copyright & Family Photos

I spent this past summer digitizing old family photos, letters, and documents in order to put together a coffee table-type book for my immediate and extended family.  Our Week 2 readings focused on copyright and intellectual property.  While thinking about this topic, I asked myself: are my family photos copyrighted? Did I accidentally pirate my family … Continue reading Copyright & Family Photos