ARA research grant awarded to CREATe

An ARA research grant has been awarded to CREATe, an RCUK-funded researchcentre based in the University of Glasgow.

CREATe ( will produce and publish a set of digital proceedings of a one-day symposium on 27 September 2013: Archives and Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform.

The symposium is jointly organised by CREATe and the Wellcome Trust. It will provide an opportunity for participants to consider the merits of taking a risk-based approach to copyright clearance for digitisation projects, to discuss current and future changes to UK and EU copyright legislation as they affect cultural heritage institutions, and to further develop a strong voice for the archive community in ongoing policy debates in this area.

Confirmed speakers at the event currently include: Simon Chaplin (Head of the Wellcome Library), Ronan Deazley (Prof of Copyright Law, University of Glasgow), Peter Hirtle (Cornell University Library), Lesley Richmond (Glasgow University Archive Services), Robin Stout (Head of Copyright Legal Framework at the UK Intellectual Property Office), and Tim Padfield.

The digital proceedings of the event will contain short videos and transcripts of all presentations and discussion at the event, as well as an introductory essay by Ronan Deazley and Victoria Stobo, a bibliography of relevant materials, and a downloadable publication of the full proceedings of the symposium.

Victoria Stobo, a Research Assistant in CREATe, says: ‘To be able to provide an accurate, open access and permanent record of this important event, and the discussion generated, will be of considerable value both to the archive community as well as policy-makers and academics working in this domain. This is a model for a new form of academic output that, we think, is worth developing and adopting for other cognate symposia and conference events’.

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