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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 306.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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       [1] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (59)
             Subject: Intellectual Property Policy in the Museum: Report on
                     Copyright Town Meeting Available

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (52)
             Subject: European Newsletter on Digital Culture: Issue 2

       [3] From: Leo Robert Klein <leo@patachon.com> (12)
             Subject: History of Baruch, 1847-1987

             Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 06:24:26 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Intellectual Property Policy in the Museum: Report on
    Copyright Town Meeting Available

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    October 29, 2002

              Creating Museum Intellectual Property Policy in a Digital World
                      Report on NINCH Copyright Town Meeting Available

    Full and summary reports are now available on "Creating Museum Intellectual
    Property Policy in a Digital World," a NINCH Copyright Town Meeting, hosted
    by the Museum Computer Network at its Toronto conference (September 7,
    2002), and co-sponsored by the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN).

    This meeting follows "Copyright Policies in the University," a NINCH
    Copyright Town Meeting hosted by the University of Oregon in November 2001,

    For Lolly Gasaway, Director of the Law Library at UNC, and a presenter at
    both meetings, Intellectual Property (IP) policy not only protects an
    institution, it can also educate its community and encourage creative use
    of copyright material, while establishing best-practice norms. The digital
    expectation of easy universal access has heightened the copyright stakes
    and policy is one mechanism that can ease the transition into this new

    For Rina Pantalony, CHIN's legal counsel, museum IP policy can guide good
    fiscal management and drive better management of IP assets, while balancing
    the interests of users, curators and the institution. It can also enable
    museums to join IP debates in the broader community more effectively.

    The Toronto meeting focused on practical steps and key considerations to be
    included in creating effective policy. The Guggenheim's Maria Pallante
    recommended a broad and on-going audit of an institution's IP as the best
    way to start and outlined how to do it. Such an audit grounds policy, she
    said, by declaring what a museum owns, while it can also trigger new
    creative projects using assets that it uncovers.

    While Brian Porter of the Royal Ontario Museum convincingly demonstrated
    the role of IP Policy in effective asset management, the Smithsonian's
    Rachelle Browne, showed why and how economic and legal concerns have to be
    balanced by moral values. An institution's core values can measure how a
    proposed policy fits a museum's mission, enhances its services to the
    community and respects and supports innovation.

    A practical workshop enabled participants to try out outlining policy
    responses to a range of situations in which many interests needed to be
    balanced. The report of this meeting will form the basis of a book on
    "Creating Museum IP Policy," to be written by Diane Zorich and co-published
    by NINCH and CHIN in Spring 2003.

    The NINCH Copyright Town Meeting series has been generously supported by
    grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. For information on all the Town
    Meetings, see http://www.ninch.org/copyright/.

             Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 06:27:43 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: European Newsletter on Digital Culture: Issue 2 Available

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    October 29,2002

               European DigiCULT.Info newsletter, issue 2 now published

    >From: rosalind.johnson@cilip.org.uk
    >To: lis-european-programmes@jiscmail.ac, cultivate-list@ukoln.ac.uk
    >>Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 10:10:28 +0100

    News from the European Commission of the DigiCULT.Info newsletter, issue 2.
    Download it from: http://data.digicult.info/download/digicult_info2.pdf
    The electronic press release says:
    Issue 2: A Newsletter on Digital Culture

    October 2002
    Welcome to the second DigiCULT.Info. In this issue we have added reviews of
    conferences and workshops; the 2002 Digital Resources in the Humanities
    Conference and the Pistoia Meeting on Creativity in Technology R&D are among
    the first of these.

    We have added a new section on challenges/ Strategic Issues/New Initiatives
    beginning with an interview with Jon Ipplito of Guggenheim's Variable Media
    Initiative and an examination by Gregory Crane of the specific needs of
    cultural heritage digital libraries.

    Finally, a review by Hans Hofman of the Preservation Metadata and the OAIS
    Model is the first of a series of forthcoming investigations of key

    We welcome suggestions for further development to make DigiCULT.Info better
    serve the cultural and scientific heritage sector.
    (c) http://www.digicult.info (2002)

    Forwarded for information by:
    Rosalind Johnson
    European Consultant
    CILIP: The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
    7 Ridgmount Street
    London WC1E 7AE

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    --[3]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 06:29:27 +0000 From: Leo Robert Klein <leo@patachon.com> Subject: History of Baruch, 1847-1987

    I'm pleased to announce the availability online of the History of Baruch, 1847-1987. The exhibit looks at the development of CUNY's preeminent school of Business and Public Administration in the context of City University itself, of New York City, and of events, people and places from further a field. With its over 1,000 pages of original documents, images, audio and video files, most drawn from the College's own Archives and selected and annotated by Archivist Sandra Roff, the History of Baruch is sure to be one of the larger exhibits ever devoted to the history of a college or university.


    Leo Robert Klein Library Web Coordinator

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