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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 C. McKay

Lead Archivist for University Archives, Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan
Aprille McKay is the Lead Archivist for University Archives at the Bentley Historical Library. She holds a JD, is the chair of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, and has co-authored a book published by SAA: "Rights in the Digital Era".

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Dominic 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... Read More →
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Merrilee Proffitt

Senior Manager, OCLC
Helps manage the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Webinar & event wrangler. Editor of Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge (ALA Editions, 2018). Co-author of Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice (OCLC Research, 2022).Her current projects include developing better relationships between Wikimedia projects and cultural heritage institutions, and developing more inclusive descriptive practices.Find m... Read More →

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