The Digital Initiatives Coordinator will consult upon request university faculty and staff planning and implementing digital projects. Project consultation will focus on the following areas:
- Copyright matters. See also: Intellectual Property Portal
- Digitization of audio, photographic, and text documents originally created by the requesting party only
- Metadata development for digital collections in OhioLINK's Digital Resource Commons
- Database design
- Thematic research collections; assistance with Websites used for research and teaching in the Humanities
Note: Copyright Law (Digital Millennium Copyright Act, TEACH Act, and related legislation)
protects digital content (both, digitized and born-digital); therefore, Digital Initiatives
faculty/staff will not digitize materials other than those created or possessed (e.g.
through inheritance or purchase) by the donors. Also, DI will not digitize books
and articles already published (or submitted for publication) elsewhere and therefore,
already protected by current and previous copyright laws. Some field recordings (audio,
video, and photos) may require permissions from parties sharing copyright (such as interviews);
it will be the donors responsibility to obtain those permissions prior to exhibiting
them. Donors will be asked to submit a deed of gift with the collections, stating
their consent to display the donated materials for public view. View the Intellectual Property Portal for more information on copyright.