Our team is committed to helping the communities we support to grow and thrive through everything we do. As specialists in copyright, data protection and licensing we help charities, businesses and individuals manage rights, simply. We aim to actively support our community by presenting at conferences and events, developing free copyright and data protection resources and leading lobbying efforts on behalf of the sector for fair copyright and privacy laws.
Heritage Digital is a project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Digital Skills for Heritage funding stream, aiming to increase the amount of high quality digital skills training and support available to heritage organisations. The Heritage Alliance is leading the consortium supported by Media Trust, Charity Digital and Naomi Korn Associates. Each member of the consortium has created bespoke training, online guides and resources to upskill the sector and build digital resilience. Take a look at the website for webinar updates and our free resources.
The National Archives commissioned the Data Protection Toolkit for Archive Services, delivered by Naomi Korn Associates in collaboration with an advisory group of archivists. The toolkit has been designed to support archivists deal with managing requests for access to personal data within archival collections. The toolkit provides a structured approach to decision making as well as offering helpful checklists, forms and templates that can be adapted and used within archive service. Request access to the toolkit here.
Mathys & Squire Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Naomi Korn Associates. Combining a wealth of expertise and skills, the partnership will provide long-term, comprehensive and cost-effective intellectual property (IP) and data privacy consultancy and training support. Mathys & Squire Consulting is a team of experts with over 100 years of combined legal and commercial experience, giving them the advantage of providing strategic and commercial IP advice that aligns with clients’ business goals. Their industry-leading IP strategy intelligence, management solutions and practical IP advice services help to support startups, SMEs, corporates and university sector teams in their commercial growth objectives. To find out more click here.
We have produced a free digital guide on the subject of Online Privacy and Security specifically designed for the Heritage sector. This is an essential resource for heritage organisations that can help them keep information secure & safeguard people’s privacy when working online. It contains checklists, practical advice and resources to help manage online activity.
We worked closely with Museums Development Yorkshire to produce free resources to support Volunteer Managers on the issues of copyright and data protection. These free resources can be found on our resources page and are specifically tailored to the cultural heritage sector but the issues can be applied to any organisation working with volunteers. All the resources are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Licence (CC BY SA).
Europeana brings together cultural heritage professionals from all domains and across Europe. They empower institutions to connect with existing and new audiences online by advocating better digital practices that support openness, transparency and reuse of digital cultural heritage.
As part of a Europeana webinar series, Naomi Korn was invited as a guest speaker for a talk titled “Clearing rights in collections” alongside Ariadna Matas and Maša Škrinjar from the Europeana Foundation. The panel answered questions about various rights related queries within the context of copyright when submitting data to Europeana, including seeking permissions from rights holders and managing orphan works. A recording of the webinar can be found here.
We have teamed up with the Association for Cultural Enterprises to produce Copyright Essentials, an online course for the arts and heritage sector. We designed this course to give users a good understanding of copyright fundamentals as well as practical tips to help the user confidently create, commission, find and use content. The course is delivered by Stephanie Ashcroft, a Consultant at Naomi Korn Associates, and is available at discounted rates to Association of Cultural Enterprises members. Sign up to the training here.
We’ve partnered with Ceri Hand, Founder of Artist Mentor to create a series of copyright webinars specifically designed for artists and makers. These webinars aim to demystify copyright and provide practical advice regarding best practice. Keep an eye out for upcoming sessions by visiting our training page here.
Supporting Lobbying Activities
Naomi Korn Associates supports the work of LACA (Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance) through secretarial help, contributing to campaigns and lobbying activities. As Chair, LACA (2012 – 2015) Naomi Korn headed up extensive Government lobbying efforts on behalf of the cultural heritage and library sectors, resulting in new copyright exceptions which support the work of organisations across the public sector. Naomi Korn Associates is proud to continue to voice the needs of our sector to Government to enable better access to important cultural heritage assets.
Virtual Artist in Residence Programme
The Virtual Artist in Residence Programme is part of our community engagement work, designed to assist artists by providing them with free access to our consultancy services. The programme supports all types of content creators by helping them gain a better understanding of how they can use and protect their intellectual property rights in order to build their businesses.
Find out more about the programme or apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org