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CANCELLED - What Can I Do With This?: Enabling Ethical Re-Use of your Content

  • April 22, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The InterContinental San Francisco (room TBD)
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  • For student registration, please submit proof of enrollment to Adrienne Storey at astorey@sfsymphony.org.


What Can I Do With This?: Enabling Ethical Re-Use of your Content

Wednesday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The InterContinental San Francisco (room TBD)

Workshop description:

Many repositories are beginning to explore--or are even committed to--methods to help their researchers clearly understand how collections may be used. These

methods range from Creative Commons licenses for finding aid metadata, licenses and standardized rights statements for digital collections, to Traditional Knowledge labels for Native American materials. But this trend may be deeply challenging to our curatorial traditions. How can you as an individual and an institution implement some of these methods in a way that is meaningful and sustainable? How do you manage the perceptions (and realities of) risk? How do these methods work at a larger (e.g. state, region, or national) scale?

The workshop will offer both background about and hands-on practice in engaging these issues. Attendees will gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals of rights and licensing, risk management, and impacts. They’ll have some tools to adopt or adapt that their institution so that they can make informed and well-documented decisions.

The instructor is not an attorney and cannot provide advice on risk or rights

management policy decisions at their institutions.


Jodi Allison-Bunnell has twenty-four years of experience leading and participating in collaborations to increase access to unique content in archives,

libraries, and museums by using shared systems and standards. Her experience

includes developing and sustaining in-depth collaborations from startup to stability, connecting curators with end user needs, facilitation for stakeholders, developing interoperable metadata, and training that engages and inspires adult learners. In 2016-2018, she led the process of adopting standardized rights statements for digital collections at the Orbis Cascade Alliance. In 2017, the Alliance adopted Creative Commons licenses for Archives West; prior to that, she worked with OCLC Research’s Merrilee Profitt on the national and regional conversations (including one at the 2015 Roundup in Denver!) about that. She first engaged in discussions of copyright in unpublished works in graduate school; the resulting case study was published in American Archivist.

The workshop is limited to 31 participants so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Registration open until April 17, 2020.

The Walter P. Gray III Education Endowment Fund Scholarship offers funds up to $500 for registration and travel to SCA workshops. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget to Jennifer Martinez Wormser (jmwormse@scrippscollege.edu). Application forms and additional information are available here.

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