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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

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

NEW HLF digital policy and Terms of Grant

The SCA welcomes today’s announcement from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) on the change of approach to digital material created by HLF-funded projects. This is designed to ensure the maximum public benefit from its investment.  HLF-supported projects will now be asked to make their digital content widely available at no charge and to use a … Read more

Government policy on modernising copyright licensing

As part of its implementation work following the Hargreaves Review of IP, the Intellectual Property Office  has just published the Government’s policy on modernising copyright licensing following the latest consultation to which JISC amongst others has submitted various responses. In this policy, the Government has signalled its intention to publish draft legislation to facilitate new … Read more

Rewriting History: The JISC/ Wikipedia World War One Editathon

The Wikipedia page on the World War One attracts approximately 7.3 million page views per year, 597,945 for the month of June 2012 alone. Add this to the number of page views for June 2012 the plethora of related WW1 articles from the Treaty of Versailles (114,190, ~1.4m/year), to the Battle of Somme (56,071, ~680k/year), … Read more