Grateful Dead Archives Opens Today!!
Celebrate by (http://library.ucsc.edu/grateful-dead-archive) officially celebrating the grand public opening on June 29, from 1 to 4 pm, at McHenry Library, UC Santa Cruz, home of the Grateful Dead Archive. Other sites, http://archive.org/details/GratefulDead and http://www.dead.net have been a source for much of the music of the Grateful Dead. But nobody has a copy of the Grateful Dead Nativity Scene! The UC Santa Cruz has been busy putting this archive together. Katie Fortney and Sarah Lindsey deserve much credit with thanks to an IMLS grant. UC Santa Cruz received the archives in 2008. There is 600 linear feet of documents and 40,000 digital objects thanks in large part to a dedicated and well organized fan - Eileen Law since the early 1970’s
Peggy Hoon, University of North Carolina, helped with the process and policies needed with the Archive. Motivation is not financial. Rather, the intent is to provide access and preservation of these items. “Claiming fair use while wearing a Kevlar vest” The scope of the project, steps taken, and securing copyright permissions were discussed. They created their own digitization guidelines including the format, image quality, bit depth, metadata, resolution, images, scanning, encoding, compression, etc. They use the statement all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated. All material are open, free and totally accessible. There is advice restricting reproduction or publication. UC Santa Cruz also provides freely available the information for licensing the information from http:/bitily/gdaocip2012, Deed of gift information can be obtained from the same site.
They only claim physical ownership of material. They reviewed and considered many copyright topics - CONFU, Orphan works, work for hire, Section 110.2, TEACH Act, for all types of material in the AGD collection. Examples of items include fan art, posters, album covers, tickets, photos, clippings, tshirts, back stage passes, and fanzines. Many of the works are covered by deed gift. Potential copyright holders were identified and attempts were made to contact them. Fair use guidelines were followed by sorting the format type and determining the governing sections of fair use, then the relevant case law. They want to develop good faith copyright guidelines.