OCEAN explains and expands on the work of copyright experts working with or within libraries, archives, and museums to deliver quality education specifically designed to cover copyright issues related to their missions. The site has information about upcoming free events and recordings of previous webinars.
Article from the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of The American Archivist. Author Jean Dryden discusses a study of the impact of copyright on selection for digitization and identifies tools to support a risk-assessment approach to management.
Although aimed at Columbia faculty and students, this site contains useful information on copyright basics, fair and permitted uses, steps for asking permission to use copyrighted information, orphan works and more in straightforward language.
The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) consists of three major library associations — the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries. The purpose of the LCA is to work toward a unified voice and common strategy for the library community in responding to and developing proposals to amend national and international copyright law and policy for the digital environment. The LCA’s mission is to foster global access to and fair use of information for creativity, research, and education.
Rights statements are standardized statements that quickly and succinctly provide information to users about the copyright status of items.
Rights Statements for New York Heritage - txt file
To work correctly with the CONTENTdm software, rights statements need to be in txt format. Because of the url, they do not work as a controlled vocabulary. The easiest way to include rights statements in their exact format is to copy and paste them from this txt document.
Resources to support the implementation of rightsstatements.org and Creative Comments statements at libraries, archives, museums and cultural institutions in the United States. The portal is a project of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), but the resources are useful for all digitization projects, whether or not they are being submitted to DPLA.