We are offering a webinar version of our rights statements implementation training on Tuesday, March 16th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about how to apply standardized rights statements to digital items in their collection. We use the standardized rights statements developed by the international collaborative rightsstatements.org. RightsStatements.org statements are a simple, standardized system of labels that more clearly communicate the copyright and re-use status of digital objects to the public. Adding these labels to your digital collections will improve usability and access for users, and the Minnesota Digital Library is proud to participate in this initiative to increase the use of these statements.
Here are some details about the event:
Session presenters will review the rights statements and how they can be applied to digital collections using examples from the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL). Attendees will be introduced to the MDL Rights Review workflow document that illustrates an approach to determining which rights statements to associate with a digital object, as well as other tools for implementing the statements in their digital collection. There will be opportunities to work through general examples as a group. Current Contributors will receive a spreadsheet copy of their collection records that they can start working on immediately after the session.
There will be an optional follow-up Q&A session on Friday, March 19th, from 10:00-11:30 am. Presenters will be available to assist you and answer questions that may have arisen as you are developing comfort and skill at at applying rights statements to your collection records.