Intellectual Property

Resources about managing intellectual property issues related to cultural heritage.

Archives and Museums Fostering Relationships with Native Communities

In this presentation, Michael Pahn, Head Archivist at the National Museum of the American Indian; Rachel Menyuk, Archivist at the National Museum of the American Indian; Nina Sanders, Independent Researcher; Vince Schiffert, History and Culture Teacher at Tuscarora School; and Brian Carpenter, Curator of Native American Materials at the American Philosophical Society discuss two successful collaboration projects between Native nations, community members and non-tribal museums and archives. First, Rachel Menyuk and Nina Sanders discuss how an internship in NMAI's Archive Center resulted in the creation of an online finding aid of Apsáalooke photographs built upon community knowledge, input, and perspective. Second, Brian Carpenter and Vince Schiffert discuss how the Tuscarora Nation's multi-year collaboration with the American Philosophical Society Library to digitize the APS's entire Tuscarora archival collections, strengthened the Nation's language and cultural initiatives, and helped built a lasting, reciprocal relationship. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Decolonizing Archives and Museums: What Comes Next?

In this presentation, Jennifer O'Neal, University Historian and Archivist at University of Oregon and Deana Dartt, Anne Ray Fellow at the School for Advanced Research, highlight some specific projects and Indigenous-led activist work happening to decolonize tribal and non-tribal archives and museums. The presenters review work completed in the ATALM Archive and Museum Summits on this topic, and suggest ways for moving forward to continue the work of decolonizing tribal archives and museums. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

This document from the Cornell University Library Copyright Information Center is a chart showing copyright terms and public domain under United States copyright law. Includes time periods and information regarding published works, unpublished works, sound recordings, special cases, and architectural works. This chart does not cover concepts such as fair use and sovereignty as discussed by Jane Anderson, but can be used as a baseline reference. This document is part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Intellectual Property and Copyright Slides

These slides are an introduction to intellectual property and copyright in a tribal archives. These slides were presented by guest instructor Dr. Jane Anderson. These slides are part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Customizing Traditional Knowledge Labels Slides

These slides are instructions on how to customize Traditional Knowledge Label text within a Mukurtu CMS site. These slides are part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum. For the most current information on Mukurtu CMS, visit http://mukurtu.org/ and visit http://support.mukurtu.org/ for Mukurtu CMS software support.

Introduction to Traditional Knowledge Labels Slides

These slides are in introduction to Traditional Knowledge Labels: what TK Labels do, examples in which the TK Labels are being used, and examples of ways in which communities are adapting the TK Labels in order to address issues of access, control, and ownership of digitized and circulating Indigenous materials and traditional knowledge. Visit http://localcontexts.org/ for more information on TK Labels. These slides are part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Key Terms on IP and Copyright Law

This document is a collection of definitions, and discussion of key terms related to intellectual property and copyright, including "copyright holder," "public domain," "in perpetuity," "protocol," and "MOUs/MOAs." This document is part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Worksheet for Developing Tribal Intellectual Property Policy

This worksheet is designed to help develop thoughts and questions for use in drafting an Intellectual Property Plan or Policy for your institution or larger community use. This document is part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Born Digital Discussion Activity Worksheets

These worksheets are discussion activities about three scenarios involving the management of digital files. The topics covered are: managing legacy files at your institution, handling a donation of digital files, and planning for email archiving at your institution. These activity worksheets are helpful in thinking through the challenges and opportunities of digital archives management. Use and adapt these worksheets . This worksheet is part of Module 3: Save It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Digital Return Slides

These slides are an introduction to Digital Return projects in your institution. This information is helpful for developing an understanding of what Digital Return means, and in creating Digital Return projects at your own institution. These slides are part of Module 1: Get It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.