On Thursday, February 10th, #PreserveAfricaArchives convened for a one-day online forum to discuss “Archives Access And Exploitation: Dealing With Rights And IP Restrictions “ under the
The industry forum brought together broadcasters, media experts, and audio-visual archives specialists to talk about Intellectual Property (IP) rights and their ability to carry out their mission, mandate, and capabilities to provide adequate public access and monetise archival libraries.
The forum provided an opportunity for industry members to discuss their perspectives on issues both archivists and others seeking access to the archives are experiencing.
The following were some of the critical outcomes outlining the discussion:
(i) Addressing effective methods for the management of databases and library volumes
(ii) Outlining how libraries can manage copyrights and ownership issues when monetising content
(iii) Understanding factors involved in copyright registration, duration, assigning, and the types of statutory IP protection
(iv) Illustrating strategies and methods for adopting policies and procedures that would ensure adequate care and handling of AV materials whilst providing broad access
(v) Best practices for Intellectual Property (IP) and rights management inventory
(vi) The exploitation value of cultural heritage to create demand for content
(vii) Neighbouring, repatriation and reproduction of heritage content for exploitation
Mr Benjamin Pius, Publisher and CEO of Broadcast Media Africa, said of the event’s success that “gatherings like this always underscore the necessity for Africa to fulfil the role of the custodian in its archival collections, particularly in their digitisation, monetisation, preservation, and dissemination.”
To access detailed day proceedings, please see below:
(i) The Preliminary Summary Report (Click Here)
(ii) Video Of The Session (Click Here)