Issues and Answers in Digitization Workshop Series



Thursday, October 7, 2010
1:30-3:30 pm
Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress
Washington, DC
Workshop #3: Before You Digitize - What Are the Legal Issues?

The presentation was recorded and will be posted when it is available

Christopher Cole, Associate Director for Technical Services, National Agricultural Library
Bonnie Klein, Policy Analyst, Defense Technical Information Center
Hope O’Keeffe, Associate General Counsel, Library of Congress

What legal questions need to be considered when converting an item from paper to a digital form?  There can be questions of copyright, rights and permissions, security classification, patentability, privacy, and personally identifiable information (PII).  These questions apply whether you are scanning yourself, using a contractor or partnering with a private company. For each of these areas, there are no simple one sentence answers. It all depends on what the item is and what you are trying to do. Further these questions are ones you need to review for each digitization project.

Click here to download the video recording of the conference

Presentations: (.pdf)

Copyright and Permissions Overview, Hope O’Keeffe, Library of Congress
Copyright, Data Rights and Permissions in Government Works, Christopher Cole, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Government Documents: Control Requirements, Bonnie Klein, Defense Technical Information Center


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