Guide on Managing Intellectual Property for Museums

The  World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is pleased to announce the release of the update of its Guide on Managing Intellectual Property for Museums first published in 2007 and authored by Mrs. Rina Pantalony, Coordinator, Intellectual Property Projects in the Department of Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Effective use of the intellectual property (IP) system offers museums across the world significant [...]

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Feasibility study on digital repository infrastructure solutions for ‘unsupported’ digital assets

Jisc, on behalf of The Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), has awarded Curtis+Cartwright Consulting Ltd a contract to carry out a  feasibility study on digital repository infrastructure solutions for ‘unsupported’ digital assets. This has been made possible with the kind contribution of the Heritage Lottery Fund, working with Jisc to co-fund this work. The UK Higher Education [...]

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Jisc ITT: Feasibility Study on digital repository infrastructure solutions for ‘unsupported’ digital assets

Jisc, on behalf of The Strategic Content Alliance, invites tenders for a feasibility study on digital repository infrastructure solutions for ‘unsupported’ digital assets. The feasibility study is required to identify sustainable digital repository infrastructure solutions for digital assets from small-to-medium digital projects. These assets may originate from arts organisations, cultural heritage institutions, community groups and [...]

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Intellectual Property Office sets out new evidence and research projects

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) today announced its research programme to help maintain the UK’s position at the forefront of research into the economic impact of intellectual property rights. For the past two years, the IPO has worked with academia and industry to help develop the economic evidence base and forge relationships in the intellectual [...]

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Have your say on the European Commission’s digital agenda priorities

The European Commission’s DG Connect, which manages the EU’s digital agenda, is consulting on which priority actions, including ones on (open) data, to focus on in 2013 and beyond. The public consultation is via a questionnaire. It’s in two parts and should take a  maximum of 10 minutes to complete. In the first part, there [...]

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**New SCA/ Ithaka S+R report and videos: Sustaining Our Digital Future**

Our lives are transformed as a result of technological innovation, with digital content being delivered across continents to millions of users via thousands of devices in hundreds of languages. But how long can we guarantee access to and use of this ‘gold rush’ of content? What lessons could be learnt from comparing and contrasting these [...]

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Commission agrees way forward for modernising copyright in the digital economy

As reported on European Commission memo Reference: MEMO/12/950 Event Date: 05/12/2012 “At the initiative of President Barroso, the European Commission has today held an orientation debate on content in the digital economy. The digital economy has been a major driver of growth in the past two decades, and is expected to grow seven times faster than [...]

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Sustaining digital content SCA panel

Digital content sustainability: ‘More than bits and bytes’ – event report from Digital Content: Organisational Transformation and Sustainability, London, 5 November 2012

As fireworks lit up the sky across London on Monday night, a sparkling discussion about sustaining digital content took place aboard the HMS Belfast with an invited audience of movers and shakers in the higher education, library and cultural heritage sector. The rocket that set it off was a new report, due to be published [...]

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Brazil’s Vision for a ‘Digital Public Space’

With the hosting of the 2016 Olympics and being the owner of the world’s 6th largest economy and a thriving technological sector, Brazil has equally ambitious aims when it comes to its digital infrastructure and access to digital culture. JISC was delighted to find out more about what has been accomplished and what can shared [...]

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Licensing Data as Open Data

One of the findings that has emerged clearly from the JISC UK OER Programme and from theUK JISC Discovery work is that for a healthy content ecosystem, information about the content needs to be available to many different systems, services and users. Appropriately licensing the metadata and feeds is crucial to downstream discovery and use. The JISC OER IPR Support [...]

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