Digitization is defined as the process of converting information from a physical format to a computer-readable one. Libraries utilize digitization as a means of preservation and to broaden the dissemination of information beyond their brick and mortar buildings. But how can libraries balance the needs of their patrons in the digital age while still protecting the intellectual property rights of the creators that they collect? This is the first of a two-part series led by Kiowa Hammons that is focused on policies and best practices for libraries and digitization within US copyright law.
Following the first session, attendees will be able to:
Outline the purpose of digitization for libraries
Identify protections that libraries have within US copyright law for digitization projects
Understand best practices to consider when embarking on a digitization project
About our presenter:
Kiowa Hammons has more than 10 years of experience in intellectual property rights. As the Manager of Rights Clearance at The New York Public Library, he leads a team focused on facilitating digitization projects of library collection materials: including copyright reviews, licensing, metadata implementation, and educating staff on copyright policies. Previously Kiowa worked in rights clearance at Penguin Random House and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Kiowa holds a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from The Pratt Institute, with an emphasis on Information Policy, Art Librarianship, and Archives.