These guidelines identify important issues that collection administrators should address in developing adequate security measures and a strategy for responding to thefts. While directed primarily toward special collections in the U.S., many topics are also applicable to general collections and to special collections in other countries.
A statement of reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for academic librarians. It represents a consensus on practice (based on research and interviews) regarding how copyright law and fair use comes into play in relation to core library functions.
RightsStatements.org provides a set of standardized rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright and re-use status of digital objects to the public.
This document sets out nine principles to be considered when negotiating with vendors regarding mass digitization of rare and unique materials.
This statement sets out six uses of copyrighted still images that the Visual Resources Association (VRA) believes fall within the fair use doctrine in the educational and scholarly context.
"Well-intentioned Practice for Putting Digitized Collections of Unpublished Materials Online" (W-iP), prepared by OCLC Research, offers a framework for an assertive approach to digitization of unpublished archival materials whose rights holders are often difficult to identify and contact.
Best Practices for Volunteers in Archives (PDF; August 2014)
Best Practices for Internships as a Component of Graduate Archival Education (PDF; February 2014)
Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS) (March 2015)
SAA Members: Contribute related resources (e.g., journal articles, case studies, etc.) by using the links at the bottom of listed standards.