CREATe is pleased to announce two events to launch the Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks Project, taking place on Friday 20th January 2017: a free training event about digitising photographs and the launch of the web resource.
Digitising Photographs: Copyright Duration and Diligent Search
Time: 2 pm – 4.30 pm on 20th January 2017
Location: The University of Glasgow Library (Talklab, Level 3)
Digitising photographs poses very specific challenges. It is not always easy to work out whether a photograph is in copyright, or when the copyright term expires. And photographs that are in copyright may be orphan works: lacking any contextual information that might help identify the relevant copyright owner.
This expert workshop addresses these related issues. It will provide you with an overview of the duration of copyright protection as it relates to photographs, a notoriously complicated area of law. In addition, it provides practical guidance on how to conduct a diligent search for orphan photographs under both the European Orphan Works Directive and the UK Orphan Works Licensing Scheme: what sources are useful in conducting a search, and what level of diligence is required? This is an essential workshop for anyone interested in digitising photographs from archive and other collections.
The second event is the official launch of the project web resource, in Special Collections:
Launch: Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks web resource
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm on 20th January 2017
Location: The University of Glasgow Library (Level 12)
Please join us from 5 pm to celebrate the launch of the Edwin Morgan Project resource. The online resource includes an interactive digitised section of one of Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks, a full exploration of the project, and copyright guidance for other organisations undertaking similar digitisation projects. You will be able to browse the resource as well as see Scrapbooks and related items from Edwin Morgan’s personal papers, held in Special Collections.
These events represent the culmination of a two-year initiative exploring the opportunities, limitations and costs of EU and UK copyright policy as it impacts the digitisation of unique and distinctive artistic collections.