Archivists’ Guide to Balancing Legal Issues in Photographic Collections

Certificate Eligibility: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU
1 day
Max Attendees: 
Tactical & Strategic

Uneasy about copyright when it comes to your repository’s visual collections? Need some practical advice? This functional workshop will provide down-to-earth guidance to help you deal with legal issues, including copyright, relevant to visual materials, including photographs, paintings, film, and other images, in archival and library collections.

Learning Outcomes: 
Discuss the copyright framework for archives in all formats
Use real-life examples to assist in understanding specific copyright issues confronting archivists, such as fair use, public domain, heritage collections, and the impact on digitizing materials
Examine appropriate documents such as deeds of gift, loan agreements, and copyright notices
Survey options for permissions
Explore options when information is lacking
Consider ethical and privacy guidelines for access and use
Who Should Attend?: 

Archivists and others whose collections include visual materials

What You Should Already Know: 

No prior experience in legal issues is required, but to get the most out of the workshop, participants should have knowledge of or experience working with image-based collections.

"I thought all aspects were valuable." — Paul Oelkrug
"I really liked the workshop book with the forms and extra information that is provided."
"A good overview of the material; will help me better expose my clients to these issues." — Mary Hayes
"Specific legal citations/copyright chart. ... This class was a refresher for me, and I found it extremely valuable! I learned a lot and found the pacing and instruction just right." — Elizabeth Keathley
Co-Sponsor Provides: 
  • Table, chair, and lectern for instructor
  • Instructor workstation (a PC or laptop that has a USB port, runs standard MS Office software, and has PowerPoint)
  • LCD projector and replacement bulb for the LCD projector
  • Projection screen
  • Clicker for the PowerPoint slideshow, if possible
  • Lapel microphone
  • Coffee/tea/water for morning break
  • Water/assorted soft drinks for afternoon break