Copyright for Digital Collections: Evaluating your Collections to Create and Implement Rights Statements

This workshop will help your institution learn some practical skills for adopting copyright policies and procedures in the 21st Century.

Date & Time Name Delivery Method Price (LYRASIS Member / Non-Member)  
7/28/2020 12:00 PM
- 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
Copyright for Digital Collections: Evaluating your Collections to Create and Implement Rights Statements
Live Online $100.00 / $125.00


The workshop covers essential questions that need to be addressed in order to effectively create an efficient and sustainable workflow for providing copyright information to your users. The instructor will share copyright management strategies and provide practical planning tips and examples of workflows from differing organizations both large and small. As a group, we will review case studies to illustrate the questions and types of issues that pop up when dealing with unique special collections. We will provide resources, and discuss how to determine the best choice for rights statements and how institutions can apply them strategically.

Learning Outcomes

Identify appropriate copyright statements for their institution
Explain to staff and administration at their institutions the core elements of an effective copyright policy
Use resources provided to create a new, more streamlined approach to copyright policy creation

Instructor: Leigh Grinstead

Leigh Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museums, overseeing collections and conducting collection inventories. During her nearly half decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP) Leigh's love of project management, grants work and administration has been well tested. She has extensive experience in digital projects. Her years working with museum collections gave her the drive to be a hands-on advocate for digitization, and her project management experience has allowed her to add discipline to the planning, budgeting, implementation and analysis stages of digitization projects. In addition, Leigh has been responsible for training many library and cultural heritage professionals in the use of digital technologies, including CONTENTdm. Leigh currently conducts in-person, as well as online courses. She has also managed National Endowment for Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, including the Colorado Statewide Connecting to collections grant; and is consulting on three others. She is well versed in collaborative techniques and is an enthusiastic and highly skilled professional. LYRASIS is thrilled to have her on staff to support libraries, archives and others as they discover, share and experience the benefits of digitization.


None, although Introduction to Copyright for Digitization is highly encouraged.

Those just starting a digitization program—or those who want to review their digitization practices as they relate to copyright. Program or collection managers, administrators, and those who have to manage the copyright aspects of a digital collection are all welcome.
Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
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    Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.