Rights and Repositories Programme Meeting - September 2008
The rights and repositories programme took place in London on September 5th 2008. The event was designed to provide practical advice and an opportunity to share experience to repository managers. The event addressed a broad range of content that can be stored in repositories.
The morning of the event focused on the legal issues and 3 case studies from different JISC projects:
John Casey of (Edina and Jorum) introduced the event and talked about the journey that Jorum has undergone since its inception and why it was moving to a more open model of content distribution.
Charles Oppenheim (University of Loughborough and the JISC IPR Consultancy) gave an overview of the legal issues that repository managers need to prepare for and included information on some possible legislation changes happening in the UK and the EU.
Owen Stephens (Imperial College and Ethosnet) talked about the attitude to legal issues and risk management taken by the Ethosnet project and the UK e-theses service (Ethos).
Katharine Ellis (School of Advanced Study and PRIMO) talked about the particular difficulties inherent in making a repository that is designed to store videos of musical performances.
The slides from all of these presentations can be downloaded from the bottom of the page. A number of blogs have discussed these sessions in more depth:
The afternoon session focussed discussion around four topics:
- Choosing the right licence - facilitated by Charles Oppenheim
- Risk management - facilitated by Naomi Korn.
- Negotiating with rights holders - facilitated by Karen Ghai
- Reshaping cultural perceptions of copyright - facilitated by John Casey.
Each of the facilitators from these sessions produced ten top tips. These tips can be found at the bottom of this page.
The day was rounded off with an open discussion forum. The two major talking points in this session were ensuring that an institution has the correct IPR regime and communicating intellectual property issues to senior staff and academics. Lots of interesting ideas were raised in this very productive session.