We have championed museums, libraries and archives for over 15 years, helping them understand their legal compliance obligations, providing more access to their wealth of assets and helping them develop sustainable business models

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Some of our clients

 

British Library

British Library

As a public-sector body, the British Library (BL) strives to balance the broader policy issues of supporting researchers by building a world class digital research environment, with the provision of a range of charged for services and retail activities, through Business Community Engagement. The BL acts as the custodian for collections in which third parties own the rights, as well as owning and generating its own IPR, including copyright, performers’ rights, database rights, design rights, trademarks and trade secrets/confidentiality. Naomi Korn Associates were commissioned by the BL to map and evaluate the various ways in which the BL interacted with IPR across its current activities, processes, relationships and future aspirations. The work carried out by Naomi Korn Associates helped the BL develop a set of standardized IPR principles to support staff, and develop more consistency across the organisation in its management of rights to demonstrate its obligations as a public body, and ultimately allows it to move forward and embrace the opportunities presented by the digital environment.


National Museums Scotland

National Museums Scotland

"We recently procured Naomi Korn Associates to review how we manage intellectual property rights in the delivery of our work. Naomi and her team were patient, professional and immensely knowledgeable displaying experience and expertise of IPR and how it applies in a Museum context. They listened closely to our questions, understood our challenges and worked with us to identify effective tools and training we can use to effectively manage IPR across all our activities."


Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral commissioned Naomi Korn Associates to carry out comprehensive GDPR and IPR Health Checks to assess their readiness for the changes in data protection legislation and ability to comply with their copyright obligations. The Health Checks have helped the Cathedral to plan out its next steps in preparation for the changes to the handling of personal data that came into effect in May 2018 with the implementation of the GDPR, consider more efficient rights management practices and establish more robust frameworks for potential IPR exploitation. 


Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the custodian of six palaces and a rich collection of artefacts as well as a generator of digital assets with complex copyright and other rights issues. HRP procured a bespoke Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) to manage their digital assets and the associated rights issues, so that they would be able to benefit from the reuse of their digital assets in the future knowing what rights and permissions they had.   Naomi Korn Associates was commissioned to provide copyright expertise to help HRP develop rights and permissions fields and associated tools to address these challenges. This was supported by extensive staff training provided by Naomi Korn Associates to raise staff awareness about copyright and to encourage staff to use the new DAMS and supporting tools. This work has enabled HRP staff to develop competencies in rights management, upload new digital assets and their accompanying rights and permissions information on to the DAMS and ultimately enable HRP and the public to fully benefit from its investment in the creation of its digital assets.


Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy (RA) Collections comprise works of art, frames, historic furniture, silver, archival material, historic and illustrated books collections. The Collection focuses on British Art from the 18th century to the works of the current cohort of Royal Academicians, as well as the training of artists in the RA Schools. Naomi Korn Associates was commissioned by the RA to create an IPR and licensing framework, together with rights clearance forms and suggested rights management fields for its collections management system to support their HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) digitisation activities. Naomi Korn Associates were subsequently commissioned to identify, research and clear the rights in over 1800 text based and image rights for 125 painters, up to 300 authors and ca. 100 additional visual artists whose various works are represented in the RA’s poster collection and works on paper. As a result of this support, the RA was able to provide online access to its collection items, and in many cases, secure rights and permissions for its long-term use of its collections for the benefit of future generations.


Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a family of five museums recording and showcasing experiences of modern conflict. Naomi Korn Associates have been providing on-going support to IWM in its operational and strategic management of rights and permissions. This has included the development of organisational policies, procedures, rights clearance forms, IPR template clauses, a public photography policy, rights and permissions workflows, work on ADLIB Collections Management system, staff training and other work to support the IWM activities. 

Our Client List

  • Adam Matthew Digital
  • Ark Wilmington
  • Arts Council England
  • Art UK
  • Association of Pall Mall Libraries
  • Bodleian Library
  • Book Industry Communication
  • Bridgeman Art Library
  • British Council
  • British Library
  • British Motor Museum
  • Cambridge Library
  • Campaign for Real Ale
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • Collections Trust
  • College of Policing
  • Crafts Council
  • Department for International Development
  • Durham Cathedral
  • Ellen Terry Archive
  • Geffrye Museum
  • Gillian Wearing
  • Henry Moore Foundation
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Horniman Museum
  • Houses of Westminster Art Collection
  • Hull University
  • International Council of Museums
  • Imperial War Museums
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • Irish Museums Association
  • Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust
  • Jisc
  • Kings College London
  • Kingston University
  • Leeds Museums and Galleries
  • Liverpool University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Manchester Museums
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Museums Association
  • Museums Development Officers
  • Museums Galleries Scotland
  • Museum of Domestic Architecture
  • National Army Museum
  • National Galleries of Scotland
  • National Libraries for Health
  • National Museum Wales
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • National Museums Northern Ireland
  • National Museums Scotland
  • Natural History Museum
  • Newcastle University
  • NHS England
  • NHS Scotland
  • Nottingham University
  • Oxford University
  • Oxford University Press
  • Palace of Westminster
  • Regional Training Agency
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Royal Institution
  • Suffolk Record Office
  • The Photographers Gallery
  • Unilever
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Warwick Libraries
  • Wellcome Trust
  • York Museums Trust