[Fsfe-ie] Ireland's National Library Digitisation Programme
fergal at esatclear.ie
Tue Apr 29 07:39:34 CEST 2014
What is permission, and how is it different from copyright?
The NLI provides copies of images and other material in its
collections on the understanding that no copy will be reproduced
without the NLI’s written permission. For the right to reproduce a
copy, a reproduction fee will usually be charged, and acknowledgement
must be made to the NLI in the publication. Many items in our
collections are still in copyright so written permission from the
copyright holder must also be obtained by the person seeking to
reproduce the item.content here...
So they are publishing items that are out of copyright but still
asserting some nebulous form of ownership of these items. Is it
possible for me to look at something in their online collection
without implicitly agreeing to this "license"?
On 29 April 2014 01:31, Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
> Sadly, it seems the licensing terms for the digitized content may be pretty
> crappy: http://www.nli.ie/en/faq/faq-rights-reproductions.aspx
> There's a lot of "contact us to ask" in that page.
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Ben North <ben at redfrontdoor.org> wrote:
>> Saw the below article a few days ago. Main point of interest to FSFE
>> is the last bit of the quote, where the National Library's
>> Digitisation Programme Manager says "we have achieved [the overhaul of
>> our digitisation workflows and the putting in place of key technical
>> infrastructure] with limited full time technical resources and a very
>> restricted budget by collaborating on international open source
>> Good stuff.
>> - - - - 8< - - - -
>> The National Library of Ireland has released 10,500 newly-digitised
>> items online.
>> It means that a total of 63,000 items that tell the story of Ireland
>> are now freely available worldwide through the National Library
>> Photographs of 1916 leader Tom Clarke, his wife Kathleen and family;
>> and posters documenting the Suffragette movement are among the
>> newly-digitised items.
>> It also includes a portrait of the infamous Ellen Byrne, who was tried
>> for her husband's murder in 1842 after his badly decomposed body was
>> found in their shared bed.
>> Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan said the
>> newly-digitised collections "are a wonderful piece of our cultural and
>> literary heritage, which will now be preserved for and made accessible
>> to the people of Ireland for generations".
>> He also said it showcases Ireland's growing reputation as a centre for
>> the innovative use of digital technology.
>> The library's Digitisation Programme Manager Sara Smyth said it was
>> important to have an effective national programme of digitisation and
>> preservation to ensure public access to culturally important
>> She said: "Libraries have always collected, managed and provided
>> access to all forms of information.
>> "While this core remit has not changed, dramatic advances in
>> information technology means the NLI is driving forward a programme of
>> metadata creation, digitisation, digital preservation and online
>> access to our cultural heritage.
>> "Since 2010, we have overhauled our digitisation workflows and put in
>> place key technical infrastructures.
>> "We achieved this with limited full time technical resources and a
>> very restricted budget by collaborating on international open source
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