DRI staff are presenting a paper on Orphan Works Legislation at Open Repositories 2016 (OR2016). The paper, Implementing Orphan Works Legislation at the Digital Repository of Ireland, will be presented by Rebecca Grant, DRI Digital Archivist; Marta Bustillo, Assistant Librarian at Digital Resources & Imaging Services, TCD Library; and Kathryn Cassidy, DRI Software Engineer. It explores the ramifications for DRI and other digital repositories of the implementation of EU Directive 2012/28/EU - the Orphan Works Directive - in 2014, and the process by which DRI implemented the requirements of the Directive. It places DRI’s practice in a European and an Irish context, details the changes in rights management and data ingest workflows that the implementation of the Directive required and reflects on the benefits and challenges that the Orphan Works Database poses for digital repositories in Europe.
The paper will be presented on 14 June 2016, as part of the 'Repositories as tools for change' session. It builds on a previous paper published in the Library and Information Research Journal in January 2016, entitled 'A consideration of copyright for a national repository of humanities and social science data'.
Open Repositories 2016 is an annual international conference exploring and developing the use of digital repositories to manage research, scholarly and cultural information. This year, it takes place in Trinity College Dublin. For more information and to register, visit the the OR2016 website via our Event page.