Is There a Solution to the Orphan Works Problem? Exploring the International Models



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Siso Calvo, Brenda and Arquero Avilés, Rosario and Marco Cuenca, Gonzalo and Cobo Serrano, Silvia (2018) Is There a Solution to the Orphan Works Problem? Exploring the International Models. In Transforming Digital Worlds. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10766 . Springer, pp. 638-644. ISBN 978-3-319-78105-1


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Aspects related to copyright and orphan works become a real obstacle for cultural institutions wishing to undertake major projects for the digitisation and on-line availability of their collections. Although some countries have already established models to try to solve the problem of orphan works, others are still discussing possible options. The paper explores the current situation of the schemes in place internationally to deal with the problems associated with orphan works and how these are being applied by cultural institutions regarding the digital dissemination of their collections. The methodology consisted in a systematic review of the research results as an exploratory analytical technique for the collection of relevant information. Results highlighted that global situation is uncertain and none of the formulas studied enables full and effective digitisation and digital dissemination of the world’s cultural heritage. Further advances are necessary for the creation of diligent search procedures.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Orphan works, Digitisation, Online Dissemination, Libraries, Cultural heritage, Documentary Heritage, Copyright, Diligent Search
Subjects:Social sciences > Library science and documentation > Digital libraries
Social sciences > Library science and documentation > Electronic information resources
Social sciences > Library science and documentation > Institutional Repositories
Social sciences > Law > Intellectual property
ID Code:48521
Deposited On:10 Jul 2018 09:12
Last Modified:10 Jul 2018 11:08

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