Friday, August 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
SESSION 508 - Copyright Risk Management in Recorded Sound Archives

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Copyright is the toughest barrier preventing open access to digitized and preserved recorded sound archives. Recordings often involve multiple rights holders (composers, performers, recording companies), and missing or incomplete documentation can easily turn recordings into orphan works. Confronting so many unknowns can paralyze archivists. The presenters propose some innovative strategies to help manage copyright risk for audio collections, overcome paralysis, and allow reuse of these important cultural heritage resources.

Beiser: Intellectual Property Rights and Levels of Access to the Pacifica Radio Archives Collection (Risk Assessment Form)
Harbeson: Recordings of Student Recitals and Concerts in University Archives: Strategies for Managing Copyright
Wallace: Ethical Access and Performer Rights: Managing Copyright Issues for Field Recordings

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Jolene Beiser

Project Archivist, Cornell University
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Eric Harbeson

Music Special Collections Librarian, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Harbeson is a member of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, ALA's Copyright Advisory Committee and the Music Library Association's Legislation Committee. He has authored numerous articles about copyright and sound recordings.
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David A. Wallace

Clinical Associate Professor & Research Investigator, University of Michigan
I am a Clinical Associate Professor and have been a full-time graduate archival educator since 1997. For over two decades I have published and presented in a wide range of professional forums, examining: recordkeeping and accountability; archiving and the shaping of the present and... Read More →

Friday August 15, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Washington 5 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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