Those working in universities, archives, libraries, museums, health services and public service broadcasters might be interested in this JISC survey below on orphaned works. It aims to establish how much time, effort and money is spent on orphan works across Europe by people working in the public sector and to find out the effect orphan works have on cultural heritage preservation at an international level.
Jessica Coates Project Manager Creative Commons Clinic Queensland University of Technology ph: 07 3138 8301 fax: 07 3138 9395 email: j2.coa...@qut.edu.au -----Original Message----- From: A JISC announce list. [mailto:jisc-annou...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Nicola Yeeles Sent: Friday, 22 January 2010 3:16 AM To: jisc-annou...@jiscmail.ac.uk Subject: News release: Contribute to international survey on orphan works News release 21 January 2010 Contribute to international survey on orphan works Experts who create and curate digital content from public sector organisations across Europe, are invited to contribute to JISC's international survey on 'orphan works' called 'In from the Cold Europa 2010'. There are millions of so-called 'orphan works' - photographs, recordings, texts and other ephemera from the last 100 years - which risk becoming invisible because rights holders are not known or easy to trace. Now this topic is the focus of this survey commissioned by the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance in conjunction with the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) and the Wellcome Trust. The survey aims to establish how much time, effort and money is spent on orphan works across Europe by people working in the public sector and to find out the effect orphan works have on cultural heritage preservation at an international level. Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society and Media, said: "If we do not reform our European copyright rules on orphan works and libraries swiftly, digitisation and the development of attractive content offers will not take place in Europe, but on the other side of the Atlantic." Organisations such as universities, archives, libraries, museums, health services and public service broadcasters are invited to participate. Although no particular technical knowledge is required, the survey does Ask participants to fill in relatively detailed information about the collections (digital and analogue) held or licensed by your organisation. In May 2009 over 500 organisations took part in the UK-only orphan works online questionnaire which showed that rich primary resources are being 'warehoused' at public expense - with little or no prospect of them Being delivered online to the public without additional costs and/or risks Being imposed on the public purse. Take part in the international survey at <http://surveys.polldaddy.com/s/476EBBEAF7ED1854/> to help provide real comparisons between European countries on the impact of orphan works. The closing date is 26 February 2010 at 1800 GMT. Find out more about the issues surrounding this topic by reading the 'In >From The Cold: an assessment of the scope of orphan works' report at <http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/files/2009/06/sca_colltrust_orphan_works_v1- final.pdf> This report shows how the UK is in real danger of losing 20th century materials due to the current copyright laws, the levels of resources needed to trace the rights for each orphan work and the potential lock down of access to these important works. ******************* Disclaimer ******************* The contents of this electronic message and any attachments are intended only for the addressee and may contain privileged or confidential information. They may only be used for the purposes for which they were supplied. If you are not the addressee, you are notified that any transmission, distribution, downloading, printing or photocopying of the contents of this message or attachments is strictly prohibited. The privilege of confidentiality attached to this message and attachments is not waived, lost or destroyed by reason of mistaken delivery to you. If you receive this message in error please notify the sender by return e-mail or telephone. Please note: the Queensland Museum carries out automatic software scanning, filtering and blocking of E-mails and attachments (including emails of a personal nature) for detection of viruses, malicious code, SPAM, executable programs or content it deems unacceptable. All reasonable precautions will be taken to respect the privacy of individuals as outlined in the QM Privacy Plan. Personal information will only be used for official purposes, e.g. monitoring Departmental Personnel's compliance with Museum Policies. Personal information will not be divulged or disclosed to others, unless as required by Museum Policy and/or State or Commonwealth Law. ******************** Disclaimer ******************* _______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l