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BGSU Fair Use Workshop: Readings

Details about the BGSU Fair Use and Digitization Workshop, 2013


Readings addressed in the Workshop.

  • Association of Research Libraries; Center for Social Media, School of Communication, American University; and Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University. Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2012. available for download:

Orphan Works

Risk Management

  • Smith, Kevin L. "Copyright Risk Management: Principles and Strategies for Large-Scale Digitization Projects in Special Collections." Research Library Issues no. 279 (June 2012): 17-24. available for download at:
  • OCLC. "Well-intentioned Practice for Putting Digitized Collections of Unpublished Materials Online." October 2011. available for download at:
  • Brown, Laura Clark, Judy Ruttenberg, and Kevin L. Smith. The Triangle Research Library Network's Intellectual Property Rights Strategy for Digitization of Modern Manuscripts. Triangle Research Library Network, 2011. available for download at:



Have questions? Let us know.

Send email questions to:

or contact any of the Workshop organizers directly:

Susannah Cleveland

Nancy Down

Stefanie Hunker

Linda Kramer

Liz Tousey