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Simon Bell - Day 2, Workshop 3

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Simon Bell - Day 2, Workshop 3

  1. 1. The British Library and Digitisation Partnerships Simon Bell Head of Strategic Partnerships and Licensing British Library
  2. 3. The British Library <ul><li>UK national library / legal deposit library </li></ul><ul><li>One of the largest libraries in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Over 300km of shelving </li></ul><ul><li>150,000,000 items </li></ul><ul><li>Collection grows at 15km a year </li></ul><ul><li>2000 staff </li></ul><ul><li>Collections in all known written languages </li></ul><ul><li>Need to digitise </li></ul>
  3. 4. Boutique Digitisation
  4. 5. Characteristics of Boutique Digitisation <ul><li>Self-selecting i.e. obvious treasures </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers: cultural restitution, wider public access </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes private sponsorship, especially for iconic items </li></ul><ul><li>Subsume costs e.g. hosting </li></ul><ul><li>External Funding. e.g. Dept of Ed </li></ul>
  5. 6. Mass Digitisation
  6. 7. Mass Library Digitisation Projects – Funding or Sustainability Models? <ul><li>1 </li></ul><ul><li>Government / Dept of Education Funding / Lottery Funding – usually free, open to all, few, if any user restrictions. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Mass Library Digitisation Projects – Funding or Sustainability Models? 2 Hybrid Models – Public / Private Partnerships.
  8. 9. Contract Law undermining Copyright Law <ul><li>Fair Dealing / Fair Use </li></ul><ul><li>“ You may not copy the Products in any form.” </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>Over 90% of contracts offered to the British Library undermine copyright law. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Mass Library Digitisation Projects – Funding or Sustainability Models? 3 Traditional secondary publisher models. e.g. Gale, ProQuest, Adam Mathew etc.
  10. 11. Mass Library Digitisation Projects – Funding or Sustainability Models? 4 Search Engine Model. e.g. Microsoft and Google
  11. 13. Contractual Partnership ‘Go-fors’ Term Freedoms for re-use and re-purposing IPR Access Non-exclusive
  12. 14. <ul><li>Technology </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Streamlined Rights Clearance </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>For the 19 th Century literature project it would take </li></ul><ul><li>214 years </li></ul><ul><li>to clear permissions for post 1850 material. </li></ul><ul><li>All this material in the public domain in the US. </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Orphan Works </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative & Collective Licensing Solution </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Issues </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>www.bl.uk </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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