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A Museum Guide to Digital Rights Management

"A Museum Guide to Digital Rights Management focuses on the technical underpinnings and strategic decisions involved in practicing rights management with the tools now available.The first section covers the history of rights management through various technical means, from the rise of computerization, through to the early collections management systems, digital asset management systems and end-to-end rights management systems.The second section reviews current practice in rights management in museums, gathered from a survey of Canadian museums and interviews with leading museums and practitioners in Canada, the US and the UK. The section is organized around the rights management workflow, from assessing the intellectual property that the museum owns or needs to acquire permission to use, through recording and tracking the status of those IP rights, to licensing IP to third parties and recording and tracking those licenses. Each section is followed by extrapolated recommendations."

Author(s):  Green, David
Format:  Book