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NINCH COPYRIGHT TOWN MEETINGS 2003
Creating Museum IP Policy
in a Digital World
22: Portland, Oregon
at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the
American Association of Museums
featuring Diane Zorich, author of
Developing Intellectual Property Policies
A Guide for Museums
Hotel Portland Lloyd Center [see Map]
1000 NE Multnomah St
Thursday May 22
On-Site Registration (May 18-21) Required
with AAM: $75
See note below
| Speaker Biographies |
Property is arguably the museums most valuable asset
in the 21st century. Managed prudently, it can increase
revenues from licensing programs while maintaining low risks
in both the commercial and non-commercial/academic environments
in this communication and media age. However, good management
depends on good policy, as many museums are discovering.
questions on this topic include:
do we need to develop policy in order to manage IP?
is museum IP and how do we determine what our institution
can our institution gain from this exercise?
an IP policy effective for all institutions, large and
all disciplines covered or is this just for image-rich
museum collections only?
response to such queries, and to introduce a book on this
subject by Diane Zorich, to be co-published this summer
by NINCH and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN),
we are co-hosting an all-day workshop on May 22, 2003, at
the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting.
Portland Town Meeting and Workshop will be part presentation,
part practicum. Rina Elster Pantalony will open the
meeting with a definition of what museum intellectual property
policy is, what core values it represents and why it is
important for an institution to develop. Museum legal expert
Maria Pallante-Hyun will then analyze the key issues
to consider when preparing a policy, will discribe and discuss
the importance of conducting an "I.P. Audit,"
and will also pay particular attention to international
questions. The specific concerns of smaller museums will
be considered by Nicole Vallières of Montreal's
McCord Museum of Canadian History. Diane Zorich will
then conclude the first section of the meeting with some
of the key lessons learned in the research and writing of
the forthcoming CHIN/NINCH publication, Developing
Intellectual Property Policies: A Guide for Museums.
the second half of the meeting, two practitioners will examine
policy building. David Sturtevant will report on
his experience of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
in developing its intellectual property policy, while Rachelle
Browne of the Smithsonian Institution will examine the
importance of understanding an institution's larger values
in constructing policy. These talks will introduce the workshop
component of the Meeting, at which participants will break
into working groups to construct policy solutions to particular
museum situations. The results of the working groups will
be reviewed by a panel of all the speakers.
focus of this meeting is designed to complement that of
the NINCH Copyright Town Meeting, held November 2001 in
Eugene, Oregon, on "Creating Policy: Copyright Policies
in the University" (see the Eugene
Report. This meeting is also based on a meeting held
in Toronto at the MCN Conference on Creating Museum IP Policy
(see Toronto Report).
NINCH Copyright Town Meetings seek to balance expert opinion
and audience participation on the basics of copyright law,
the implications of copyright online, recent changes in
copyright law and practice, and practical issues related
to the networking of cultural heritage materials. The program
will include plenty of time for audience questions, comments
with AAM is now only available on-site in Portland. Please
note you cannot register the day of the workshop. If you
are not attending other AAM Conference events you only pay
the workshop fee of $75. This event is Workshop # 64 (Intellectual
registration takes place only during the following hours
at the Portland Convention Center, in the Lobby of Exhibit
Hall C (see conference
center exhibit hall plan).
hours are only as follows:
Sunday, May 18: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 19: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 20: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Welcome & Introductions
Elster Pantalony Legal Counsel, Canadian Heritage Information
David Green Executive Director, NINCH
Why Museums Need I.P. Policy
Elster Pantalony, Legal Counsel, Canadian Heritage
PROCESS OF POLICYMAKING
An Introduction to the I.P. Audit
Pallante-Hyun LLC; Legal Counsel, Guggenheim Museum/Foundation
See accompanying handout (MS
International Implications of Policy
See accompanying handout (MS
0:40am Policy Issues for Smaller Museums
Director, Collection Management and Information, McCord
Museum of Canadian History
The Art and Craft of Constructing an I.P. Policy: Just
How Do You Do It?
Diane Zorich Museum
Information Management Consultant; author of Developing
Museum Intellectual Property Policy.
hallmark of all NINCH Town Meetings, the open forum will give
all attendees the opportunity to participate in an examination
of the issues through prepared queries and informal discussion.
Putting Together a Museum's IP Policy: A Case Study
Sturtevant Head of Collections Information and
Constructing Values: What to Put into a Policy
Browne, Assistant General Counsel, Smithsonian
Policy Building Scenario
to Workshop Process
Discussionsof Three Scenarios (download scenarios)
FORUM: with the entire panel
Keshet, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Rina Pantalony, Canadian Heritage Information Network
Diane Zorich, Consultant