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Understanding Copyright – An Introduction for Archivists

May 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Scottish Council on Archives is collaborating with CREATe, at the University of Glasgow, to deliver a series of capacity-building workshops for the Scottish archive sector throughout the next 18 months (June 2014 – December 2015).

The first in this series of events will focus on the way in which copyright law impacts the work of the archivist. In addition to providing attendees with an introduction to essential concepts of UK copyright law, the workshop offers an overview of copyright exceptions for archives (including forthcoming reforms in this area), and explores the relevance and limitations of adopting a risk-managed approach to copyright compliance when digitising archive material for online access.

ATTENDANCE: Attendance is free of charge but is restricted to services/individuals based in Scotland. We anticipate high demand and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

PROGRAMME: Delivered in an informal lecture-style, the event will last from 10:00 until 16:30 and lunch will be provided. A full programme will be produced closer to the date.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We are keen that delegates get the most from these sessions and there will be opportunity for Q&A. Please feel free to submit any general questions that you have about copyright law in advance (these can be treated as confidential if requested).

Similarly, if you have any suggestions for forthcoming workshops, please do let us know.

Email contact@scottisharchives.org.uk.

FACILITATORS: Ronan Deazley is Professor of Copyright Law at the University of Glasgow, and the Founding Director of CREATe – the RCUK-funded Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (www.create.ac.uk). He is also a qualified archivist, and was recently appointed Copyright Policy Adviser to the Scottish Council on Archives.

Victoria Stobo has worked in a variety of archives, libraries and museums throughout the last five years, and qualified as an archivist in 2012, taking an MSc in Information Management and Preservation at HATII, University of Glasgow. Victoria 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.

CREATe is the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, a national research hub jointly funded by the AHRC (Arts & Humanities), EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences) and ESRC (Economic & Social Sciences). CREATe is a pioneering interdisciplinary initiative, and globally the first effort to investigate the relationship between Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (=CREATe) through the lens of copyright law.