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17 November 2021

Thinking about data protection in digitisation projects

By Stephanie Ashcroft, Consultant and Rights Researcher Digitisation projects offer a fantastic opportunity for heritage institutions to preserve and share their collections with wider audiences. The national lockdowns and restrictions […]

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25 October 2021

Copyright Exhaustion

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Those of us toiling in the cultural heritage sector may all feel the occasional bit of copyright exhaustion. As it happens, that is actually a […]

6 October 2021

Data Protection Toolkit for Archive Services

Earlier this summer, we launched the brand new Data Protection Toolkit for Archive Services, commissioned by The National Archives and delivered by Naomi Korn Associates in collaboration with an advisory group […]

19 May 2021

ID Please! What does the Digital Identity Framework Mean for Data Protection and for Organisations?

By Faye Cheung, Researcher The Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework In February 2021 the UK Government published its draft policy paper on a digital identity and attributes trust framework.[1] […]

25 March 2021

Our Latest Copyright News Picks From Around the Globe

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant “In the face of a pandemic, copyright law may seem a frivolous concern; but its importance lies in the ever-expanding role that it plays in […]

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5 March 2021

Orphan Works and Brexit 2021 Update

By Naomi Korn, Managing Director The Problem Orphan works are works in copyright where the rights holders are either unknown or cannot be traced. Across UK heritage institutions, there are […]

1 February 2021

Why Brand Licensing is Becoming Ever More Important for Heritage Organisations

By Liz Bowers, Senior Consultant The closure of museums, galleries and other heritage venues for much of 2020 has wiped out their biggest income sources – admissions, exhibition ticket sales, […]

5 January 2021

Selling for Survival – Part 2

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant There is a fascinating episode of Malcom Gladwell’s podcast “Revisionist History” that begins with the story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s financial crisis of […]

11 December 2020

Selling for Survival – Part 1

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant The closure – and re-opening and re-closing – of cultural institutions has been severely financially damaging in a number of ways, affecting income, staff, mission, […]

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19 November 2020

The Vatican Apostolic Library Mobilises AI Guardians for Its Digital Collections

By Faye Cheung, Researcher Libraries, archives, museums and galleries have a responsibility to safe-guard their collections, including making sure that they are well looked after, preserved, and safe protected from […]

21 October 2020

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Copyright

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant For every reason imaginable, the recent death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) shouldn’t go unmentioned – even in the realm of […]

25 August 2020

A Fine Balance

By Matthew Bailey Why it is Important that Cultural Heritage Institutions don’t Get Fixated on an All-or-nothing Approach to the e-Use of Digital Content In a previous blog published by […]

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