Victoria Stobo

  • Profile

    Email: victoria.stobo@glasgow.ac.uk
    Project Title: Archives, Digitisation and Copyright
    Lead Supervisor: Martin Kretschmer
    Second Supervisor(s): Ian G. Anderson

    Research Interests:

    • Oral History
    • Archives
    • Information and Knowledge Management

  • Biography

    At art school I was interested in artists who appropriated copyright and public domain material to create new works, and I used archive material and creative commons licences in my own work. I spent four years working in a variety of archives, museums, libraries and galleries, before qualifying as an archivist in 2012, taking an MSc in Information Management and Preservation at HATII, University of Glasgow. I joined CREATe, School of Law, as a Research Assistant working on Copyright & Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library project, before starting the linked PhD study, Archives, Digitisation and Copyright, in September 2013. I also work as Copyright Policy Advisor for the Scottish Council on Archives, representing them at the World Intellectual Property Organisation and providing CPD training for the Scottish archives sector.

  • Outputs

    Publications

    Archives and Copyright: Risk and Reform, Ronan Deazley, Victoria Stobo, CREATe Working Paper No. 3, 2013
    Copyright & Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library Project Project Report, Ronan Deazley, Ian Anderson, Victoria Stobo, CREATe Working Paper No. 10, 2013
    Archives and Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform, Ronan Deazley, Victoria Stobo, CREATe Working Paper 14/4, 2014

    Conference Presentations

    Copyright and Risk: Digitising Archive Collections, Victoria Stobo, Archives 2.0: Saving the Past, Anticipating the Future, National Media Museum, Bradford, November 26th 2014
    Copyright, Archives and Libraries, Victoria Stobo, CREATe All Hands, House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, September 15th 2014
    Archives, Digitisation and Copyright, Victoria Stobo, CREATe All Hands, House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, September 15th 2014
    Poster for CREATe Project WP 1B.2 (Archives, Digitisation and Copyright), Victoria Stobo, CREATe All Hands Conference 2015, House for An Art Lover, Glasgow, September 15th 2014
    Surviving, thriving, evolving? A snapshot of current Records-related Research (Panel), Victoria Stobo, Archives and Records Association Annual Conference 2014, Hilton Gateshead, Newcastle, August 28th 2014
    Copyright, Risk and Orphan Works, Victoria Stobo, 29th Annual BILETA Conference, University of East Anglia, April 15th 2014
    To Search or Not to Search: Digitising Archive Collections, Ronan Deazley, Victoria Stobo, Digitisation, Public Domain and Informational Monopolies Symposium, CIPPM, University of Bournemouth, April 10th 2014
    More than just data standards: We need to talk about the 'C' word, Ronan Deazley, Victoria Stobo, UK Archives Discovery Forum, The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, London, March 27th 2014
    Copyright and Photographs: Digitisation and Risk, Ronan Deazley, Victoria Stobo, Business Archives Council for Scotland Photographs Training Day, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh, November 22nd 2013
    Copyright & Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library, Victoria Stobo, 3rd University of Liverpool Archives and Records Management PhD Conference (22-24th July 2013), University of Liverpool, July 23rd 2013
    Archives and Copyright: Risk and Reform, Ronan Deazley, Victoria Stobo, BILETA 2013, Liverpool, UK, April 11th 2013
  • Teaching

    MSc Information Management & Preservation in the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), University of Glasgow

    Courses:

    • Law and Cultural Institutions (Co-convenor)
    • Description, Cataloguing and Navigation (GTA)
    • Dissertation (GTA)

     

  • Awards

    £6000 Research Grant (PI) from Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland towards the creation of a set of digital conference proceedings for Archives and Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform, held at the Wellcome Trust, 27th September 2013.

    £1500 Research Grant (CI) from British and Irish Legal Education and Technology Association (BILETA) towards the creation of a set of digital conference proceedings for Archives and Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform, held at the Wellcome Trust, 27th September 2013.

Victoria's Social Stream
 
Victoria's Posting Activity

Launch of the Copyright Cortex

CREATe researchers invite you to the launch of the Copyright Cortex at the British Library on the evening of Tuesday, 20th June 2017. The Copyright Cortex is a new innovative online resource concerned with copyright and digital cultural heritage. A collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and CREATe at the University of Glasgow, the Copyright Cortex will become the principal point of reference for archives, museums, libraries and other memory institutions seeking information and expert commentary on how UK copyright law impacts the creation, access to and use of digital cultural heritage. Speakers at the launch event include: Lionel Bently, Professor of Intellectual Property, University of Cambridge Jill Cousins, Executive Director, Europeana Ronan Deazley, Professor of Copyright, Queen’s University Belfast Ben … Continue reading

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Copyright Education Symposium Review

Post by Victoria Stobo, CREATe Postgraduate Researcher on attending the CREATe supported Copyright Education Symposium on 24 May in London. May 24th 2016 saw an unprecedented gathering of policymakers, academics, creative industry representatives, independent consultants and information professionals at the offices of the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) in London. The event [conceived by Scott Walker and Prof. Ruth Soetendorp] was sponsored by CREATe, ALCS, CLA, ERA, PRS for Music, the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and supported by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) . The aim of the symposium was to review the work of industry, academia and government in raising awareness of copyright law, and to explore how evaluation of data collection, research and education initiatives in this area might take … Continue reading

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Will UK unpublished works finally make their public domain debut?

Post by Victoria Stobo, CREATe Postgraduate Researcher/ School of Law, University of Glasgow As those working in the archive sector will know all too well, UK copyright in many unpublished works does not expire until 31 December 2039, with the absurd result that old material going back to the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries is still protected by copyright. This substantially reduces the online availability and international circulation of authentic, historical records documenting the events which have shaped the UK and its relationship with the world. Recent public comments by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), however, suggest that the long wait for a reduction in this term of protection may well be over.

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