Liberating digital collections: Rights review of digital collections at the Ohio State University Libraries

Sandra Aya Enimil


Digital collections serve as one of the many vehicles for cultural heritage institutions to highlight and display digitized material from special and curated collections. Many institutions have long relied on fair use to make digitized content from their collections openly available online. In recent years, after researching collections, some institutions have specifically distinguished public domain content. These institutions took time and resources to enhance their digital collections with rights information. Reassessing and identifying rights status is worth the time and resources because providing this metadata allows visitors to make informed decisions about reuse.

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