Course Description

Digital Projects Toolkit Part 2: Collection Development and Copyright is the second in a series of five short courses introducing the basics of cultural heritage digitization projects. This section includes issues to consider in selecting materials for digitization, determining copyright status and assigning rights statements.

This series was created by Recollection Wisconsin to help public library systems provide basic digitization education and support to their members. Course development was funded by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC). Support for Recollection Wisconsin is provided in part by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Recollection Wisconsin Program Manager, WiLS

Emily Pfotenhauer

Course curriculum

  • 1

    1. Course Materials

    • 1a. How to Navigate

    • 1b. Resource List and Slides

  • 2

    2. Selecting for Digitization

    • 2a. Can I? May I? Should I?

    • 2b. "For God's Sake, Stop Digitizing Paper" (AVPreserve)

    • 2c. "It's All About the Stuff" (Journal of Digital Humanities)

    • 2d. Recollection Wisconsin Collection Policy

  • 3

    3. Understanding Copyright

    • 3a. Copyright and the Public Domain

    • 3b. Recollection Wisconsin Copyright Policy

    • 3c. Securing Permissions to Digitize and Display Collections Online (Digital Library of Georgia)

  • 4

    4. Rights Statements

    • 4a. Maximizing Collections Use with Standardized Rights Statements

    • 4b. Rights Statements Quick Reference (Minnesota Digital Library)

    • 4c. Guide to Implementing Rights Statements (Society of American Archivists)

  • 5

    5. Feedback

    • Give feedback on "Digital Projects Toolkit Part 2: Collection Development and Copyright"