Each collection PA Digital harvests must include a valid rights statement. PA Digital offers rights resources and training for help in determining the proper rights statements for items in your collection.
PA Digital modules & webinars: these modules and webinars introduce important and difficult concepts, such as copyright, and introduce users to rightsstatements.org, a website that offers standardized rights statements.
- Copyright 101 video module
- Copyright and Oral History [ppt] [pdf] [recording]
- “What is a Rights Statement?” video module
- “Implementing RightsStatements.org” video module
- “Frost, Cather, and Lovecraft: Coming to a Public Domain Near You!” [recording + slides]. A webinar on new items entering the public domain in January 2019 and exploring the rules and regulations behind releasing new items into the public domain each year.
- Copyright for Archival Newspapers [English recording + slides] [Spanish recording + slides]
- Determining the Undetermined: “Other” Rights Statements [pdf] [ppt] [recording]
We recommend consulting additional resources on rights, copyright, and creative commons licenses such as these:
- PALRAP publication – “Providing Quality Rights Metadata for Digital Collections Through RightsStatements.org”
- RightsStatements.org Website
- RightsStatements.org White Paper – “Recommendations for Standardized International Rights Statements”
- Rightsstatements.org White Paper: Requirements for the Technical Infrastructure for Standardized International Rights Statements
- Creative Commons Licenses
- JLSC Publication – “Implementing RightsStatements.org at the University of Miami Libraries” by Laura Capell and Elliot Williams