In this webinar for ASERL, Laura Capell and Elliot Williams provide an overview of efforts at the University of Miami Libraries (UML) to implement the RightsStatements.org recommendations for new and legacy materials that have been digitized for online access in the UM Digital Collection. Capell and Williams will explain their rationale for adopting the RightsStatements.org recommendations, and go into detail about the systematic review conducted on 52,000 legacy digital items that contained little rights-related information in their metadata. They explain the workflows they created for updating metadata to reflect the updated rights information, and talk about the decision matrix they developed to help ensure consistency. They also cover how UML is moving forward with rights assessment for new digital projects. Lastly, Capell and Williams also discuss some of the challenges they encountered as librarians who did not have extensive backgrounds in copyright, and share some helpful tricks learned along the way.
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