Copyright and Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library Project

About this project
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Ian Anderson Martin Kretschmer Victoria Stobo
Lead investigator(s):
- Dr Ian Anderson
Co-investigator(s):
- Prof Martin Kretschmer
Contributor(s):
- Ms Victoria Stobo

Start Date: 1st February 2013
End Date: 30th September 2013

Summary

Locating the question of copyright compliance within a risk-management strategy is a relatively recent innovation, and especially so within the public sector. This project considered the implications of adopting a risk-based approach to copyright compliance within a large-scale multi-partner digitisation project - in this case, a project being led by the Wellcome Trust - with a view to informing archival practice within a national and international context.

Project outputs include:

  • Copyright & Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library Project - This Working Paper presents a comprehensive case study which aims to assess the merits of the risk-managed approach to copyright clearance adopted by the Wellcome Library (WL) in the course of their pilot digitisation project Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.
  • Archives and Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform - This resource has been produced as an orientation point in critically assessing how copyright shapes the work of archives as it relates to preservation and access.
  • Project poster - Project activities have been summarised in this poster which was presented at the CREATe All Hands conference in September 2014.