Simon Bell - Day 2, Workshop 3Presentation Transcript
The British Library and Digitisation Partnerships Simon Bell Head of Strategic Partnerships and Licensing British Library
The British Library
UK national library / legal deposit library
One of the largest libraries in the world
Over 300km of shelving
Collection grows at 15km a year
Collections in all known written languages
Need to digitise
Characteristics of Boutique Digitisation
Self-selecting i.e. obvious treasures
Drivers: cultural restitution, wider public access
Sometimes private sponsorship, especially for iconic items
Subsume costs e.g. hosting
External Funding. e.g. Dept of Ed
Mass Library Digitisation Projects – Funding or Sustainability Models?
Government / Dept of Education Funding / Lottery Funding – usually free, open to all, few, if any user restrictions.
Mass Library Digitisation Projects – Funding or Sustainability Models? 2 Hybrid Models – Public / Private Partnerships.
Contract Law undermining Copyright Law
Fair Dealing / Fair Use
“ You may not copy the Products in any form.”
“ On termination of this Agreement, the Licensee agrees to destroy, and will use its reasonable endeavours to procure that all Authorized Users destroy all Licensed Material stored on any digital information storage media, including, but not limited to, system servers, hard disk, diskettes, and back up tapes.”
Over 90% of contracts offered to the British Library undermine copyright law.
Mass Library Digitisation Projects – Funding or Sustainability Models? 3 Traditional secondary publisher models. e.g. Gale, ProQuest, Adam Mathew etc.
Mass Library Digitisation Projects – Funding or Sustainability Models? 4 Search Engine Model. e.g. Microsoft and Google
Contractual Partnership ‘Go-fors’ Term Freedoms for re-use and re-purposing IPR Access Non-exclusive
Streamlined Rights Clearance
For the 19 th Century literature project it would take