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Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 Jakob H. Petersen Head of Division Danish Library Agency

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1 Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 Jakob H. Petersen Head of Division Danish Library Agency Digitisation of cultural heritage Denmark

2 Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 Contents The Danish national strategy for digitisation - preliminary reports and recommendations –Digitisation and preservation –Digitisation and mediation (accessibility) –Digitisation and Copyright The national strategy in relation to the Commission Recommendation Proposed revision of the Danish copyright legislation

3 Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 National digitisation strategy - process Digitisation and preservation Digitisation and mediation (accessibility) Digitisation and Copyright Participants The Ministry of Culture Ministry of Finance The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Danish Library Agency The Heritage Agency of Denmark The Royal Library The State and University Library Danish Film Institute Danish Broadcasting Corporation The National Museum The Danish national gallery The State Archives The Danish Council for Strategic Research National research Council for Culture and Communication Forum for Copyright Consultation on Copyright Committees Nov Gartner Group Reports May 2007 Report with recommendations and cost estimates Preliminary report with recommendations and cost estimates Report with recommendations

4 Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 Digitisation and preservation Exclusive focus on digitisation for preservation Supplementary work group on long term preservation Estimated unit costs for digitisation and storage of different media types in a centralised and decentralised scenario (Gartner Group/institutions) Identification of prioritised materials to be digitised for preservation – cost estimate (Gartner Group/institutions) Conclusion - rapid decline in unit costs with increasing volume in regard to both digitisation and storage Challenge for existing division of labour between institutions?

5 Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 Digitisation and mediation Exclusive focus on cultural heritage held by national institutions Survey of existing institutional digitisation initiatives Survey of relevant collections to be digitised for mediation Cost estimate – very expensive to digitise all relevant materials Existing digitisation efforts at individual institutions are not coordinated with initiatives at other institutions Conclusion – need for overall coordination and prioritisation of digitisation efforts in regard to new initiatives

6 Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 Digitisation and mediation – contd. Potential elements in mediation strategy –Search engine and underlying infrastructure –Platform for mediation –Data warehouse –Coordinated mediation –New business models Possible recommendations to parliament spring 2008 –Investment in digitisation –Scenarios illustrating the benefits to end users –An infrastructure for cross-institutional accessibility of digitised content to support those scenarios –A new national body to coordinate some funds, individual digitisation initiatives and standardisation efforts –A model for a data warehouse or a more clear-cut functional division of labour regarding digitisation and storage of different media types

7 Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 Extended collective licensing Publishers Authors, journalists etc. Foreign rightsholders Library Literature Other materials Newspaper Journals etc. Rettigheder RightsWorksCompensation Collecting agency

8 Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 Revision of Copyright legislation Provision for the general use of extended collective licensing –Grants permission for parties to make agreements in an area to be specified by the parties but with consequences for all rightsholders in that area –Opt-out clause for rightsholders who do not wish to be included in the extended collective license. –The rightsholders organisations entering into agreements in this area are subject to approval by the Ministry of Culture –Broadens the use of the extended collective licensing From more specific areas to all areas where rightsholders wish to use this licensing practice To new parties - it will be possible for publishers to use the scheme in relation to authors in agreements with representative author organisations

9 Member States' Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation – 13. December 2007 Relation to Commission recommendations Overview of digitisation efforts Basis for setting quantitative targets Exploration of new business models Recommendations for joint digitisation infrastructure Possibility of a joint national (virtual) repository of digitised materials through standards or joint infrastructure The issues of copyright and orphan works are addressed with the introduction of a general provision for extended collective licensing A committee currently working on the issue of digital long- term preservation


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