Author Archives: Sarah Fahmy

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

**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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Making and Using Clinical and Healthcare Recordings for Learning and Teaching Workshop

Date: 20 Sep 2012 Time: 10.00-15.30 Location/venue: University of Bristol Clinical images, videos and other recordings are vital to good learning and teaching within the healthcare professions. A free one day workshop is being held at the University of Bristol on Thursday 20th September 2012 to focus on the legal, ethical and other related issues … Read more