VALA2010 Session 8 Dyk

VALA20120Digital preservation: the problems and issues involved in publishing private records online: lessons learnt from the web publishing of the notebooks and diaries of C.E.W. Bean

VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 8 – Intellectual Property
Wednesday 10 February 2010 14:20 – 14:50
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperRobyn Van Dyk

Senior Curator Published and Digitised Records, Australian War Memorial

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In 2003, the Australian War Memorial commenced a project to digitise the notebooks and diaries of C.E.W. Bean for preservation and with the intent to make the images publicly available via the website. The digitisation of the records was completed in 2004, but the project ground to a halt when the copyright of this material was examined more closely and the records were found be a complex mixture of copyright rather than Commonwealth copyright. For the Memorial, this project represents our first venture into publishing a large complex collection of private records online and also our pilot for publishing orphan works using s200AB of the Copyright Act.