The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) is offering rights statements implementation training virtually on Tuesday, December 8th 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 in Minnesota Reflections and beyond.
Session presenters will review and share examples of how rights statements can be used and applied in Minnesota Reflections. 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 workshop on Friday, December 11th, from 10:00-11:30 am. Presenters will be available to assist and work together with you to develop comfort and skill at at applying rights statements to your collection records.