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P3B: Managing Rights
Tuesday, 09/Jun/2015:
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Session Chair: Amy Buckland
Location: Regency E-F
150 seats


[24x7] A Request to Vet System for Opening Potentially Culturally Sensitive Material

​Scott Ziegler

American Philosophical Society, United States of America

Use restrictions are often imposed by donors or copyright law. In our case, it’s a self-imposed starting point as we re-think our relationship with the many Native American communities whose material we hold.

Last year, the American Philosophical Society Library (APS), an independent research library in Philadelphia, adopted protocols that help standardize the use of material that Native American communities consider culturally sensitive. During the same year, a large collection was scanned and added to the APS digital library. Specific items within the collection are likely to be culturally sensitive. To ensure that we act in accordance with our protocols, we will restrict every item until it has been vetted by a staff member.

We have created a “request to vet” process by which members of the scholarly community can request that our staff review a particular item. If an item is cleared of sensitivity concerns, it is freely available through our digital library. If there are questions about its status, additional Native American partners are asked to review it.

This talk discusses the balance between openness and cultural sensitivity and presents our use case for walking the thin line between these two important principles.

Ziegler-24x7 A Request to Vet System for Opening Potentially Culturally Sensitive Material-36.pptx

[24x7] Growing Hydraheads at Yale University Library

Eric Robert James

Yale Library, United States of America

To offer an interface for the library’s digital collections and archives, Yale Library has adopted the hydra stack for what are currently 3 access interfaces, findit, an application currently supporting 9 special collections and containing approximately 700k object, the Henry Kissinger Papers which when complete will contain approximately 1.7m images, and the Yale Indian Papers Project, a small collection of approximately 2k objects . This presentation summarizes key customizations and features including ingest, contextual navigation, fulltext search, image and transcript viewing, and ongoing work with authentication and authorization.

James-24x7 Growing Hydraheads at Yale University Library-20.ppt

YOU MUST COMPLY!!! Funder mandates and OA compliance checking

Richard Jones

Cottage Labs, United Kingdom

Open Access compliance checking is currently a task carried out by humans, and there is no one single place to look for the relevant information. This means that it is time consuming, and a prime candidate for total or partial automation. Being able to quickly and easily check compliance of an article or a set of articles will be of benefit to both institutions and funders.

In this presentation we will look at the main aspects of compliance that funders tend to be looking for, such as licence conditions, embargoes, and self-archiving in repositories. Through 3 projects that have run in the UK over the past year, we will explore the current progress in this space, from the technical underpinnings of solutions (involving connecting out to multiple APIs, and text analysis of articles and metadata) to the more refined user-facing tools that make engaging with the data viable for non-technical users.

Jones-YOU MUST COMPLY!!! Funder mandates and OA compliance checking-116_a.pdf

Panel: DMCA takedown notices: managing practices from the perspective of institutional repositories

Simone Sacchi1, Kathryn Pope1, Katie Fortney2, George Porter3, Donna Ferullo4

1Columbia University, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship; 2University of California, California Digital Library; 3California Institute of Technology, Caltech Library; 4Purdue University, University Copyright Office

A Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice can result in a time-consuming and confusing process for a repository manager. The rights and responsibilities of the repository and the copyright claimant are often clouded by historical changes in copyright law, variations in the law of different countries, and commonly held misconceptions about copyright ownership.

This panel presents an opportunity for repository managers to strategize about best approaches to DMCA takedown notices. The panelists--representing repositories varying in size, scope, and staffing--will recount their experiences with takedown notices, outlining steps taken and policies implemented in response, and evaluating the effectiveness and implications of different philosophical and practical approaches.

The organizers aim to empower repository managers to more proactively respond to takedown notices with an increased understanding of their options under the DMCA.

Sacchi-Panel DMCA takedown notices managing practices from the perspective-151.doc