Event Calendar

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenter: Erin Richardson, Director of Collections, Farmers’ Museum
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Designed for any staff or volunteers involved in collections care, this webinar will serve as an interactive primer on how institutions should address their trickier holdings: old loans, abandoned property, and materials "found in the collection." In addition to learning the legal steps required by the New York State Museum Property Law (Article 5, Section 233.aa of the New York State Education Law), registrants will have the opportunity to submit questions about their own holdings.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Presenter: Bonita Weddle, Electronic Records Coordinator, New York State Archives
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A prospective donor has digital photographs that document a major disaster that affected your community. You began processing a recently donated collection and discovered that one of the boxes contains dozens of floppy disks and CDs. A board member has started asking whether any of your organization's e-mail warrants preservation. You don't have a lot of time or money, and you don't have much IT expertise or support. What do you do? This webinar will focus on simple, practical first steps you can take and point you to a wide array of helpful resources.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presenters: Anne Karle-Zenith, Associate Director of Business Development, Metropolitan New York Library Council; Jennifer Palmentiero, Digital Services Librarian, Southeastern New York Library Resource Council
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This webinar will provide an introduction to copyright law for archival and special collection managers. The presenters will provide an overview of copyright law: what is copyright? What does it protect? How long does it last? Fair Use and special exemptions for libraries and archives will also be covered. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of copyright considerations related to deeds of gifts, donor agreements, re-use of collection materials, and permission and fee policies.

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