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Thursday, August 4 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
101 - The Nitty Gritty of Open Copyright Licenses for Archives

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Creative Commons licenses provide a streamlined, machine-readable method for releasing archival materials for reuse on the web. They can allow media to be used readily on Wikipedia, or finding aids from multiple archives to be combined into creative new linked data projects. Following an overview of the appropriate application of Creative Commons licenses for archivists, the presenters provide examples of innovative projects that use CC to make archival description and materials more widely available.

McKay: Creative Commons for Archivists
Proffitt: Open Finding Aids: A Missing Piece of Discovery and Reuse of Collections
Byrd-McDevitt: Opening Up Culture and History: How Your Institution Can Overcome Roadblocks and Contribute to Wikipedia

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Aprille McKay

Assistant Director for University Collections and Records Management, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Aprille McKay holds a JD from the University of Chicago, and an MSI in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan School of Information. She is currently the chair of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group. She recently co-authored Rights in the Digital Era, a book published in 2014 by SAA. In addition, she is an instructor for the SAA DAS Workshop "Copyright Issues for Digital Archives."

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Dominic M. Byrd-McDevitt

Digital Content Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Dominic Byrd-McDevitt is a cultural professional specializing in Wikipedia, digital engagement, open access, and open government. He works at the National Archives and Records Administration, focusing on their Wikipedia initiative and other citizen archivist programs. He works to make NARA holdings more accessible to the public by making them available to Wikipedia for use in articles. On Wikipedia, he has been an active editor since 2004, and an... Read More →
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Merrilee Proffitt

Senior Program Officer, OCLC
Merrilee Proffitt provides project management skills and expert support to institutions represented within the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Merrilee has authored or co-authored articles, guidelines, and reports for a variety organizations and professional journals. Current projects and interests include: archival description, increasing access to special collections, the impact of copyright on primary source material, and looking at... Read More →

Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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