Copyright and Standardized Rights Statements for Digital Collections

Copyright can be a difficult task to undertake when it comes to digital collections, especially with uncertainty about legal language and object originations. This webinar will discuss how to make informed copyright decisions with tools available, and how to utilize standardized rights statements for clearer copyright and reuse descriptions.

• Copyright in digital collections
• Copyright vs. Public Domain
• Using rights statements
• How to determine a copyright status
• Determine what copyfraud is
• What should be in a rights statement

Desired Outcomes:
1. Understand how copyright works within the context of digital content
2. How to apply standardized rights statements in cultural heritage object digital collections
3. How to evaluate current rights statements to determine their accuracy and effectiveness by the user

Hannah Stitzlein is the Visiting Metadata Services Specialist for the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Hannah worked with Recollection Wisconsin in the beginning phases of being the Wisconsin service hub to prepare metadata to be contributed to DPLA. She comes from a background of working in public and special libraries. Hannah holds an MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

This recording is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes in length and was originally broadcast on July 17, 2018. Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joined the presenter to help answer questions.

Copyright and Standardized Rights Statements for Digital Collections

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