Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Rights management. For the procedure itself follow this link.

Guide to archiving personal data

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This guide, co-produced by The National Archives (TNA), explains the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 relevant to the use of personal data in archiving (including archiving by museums).

Copyright for Museums & Galleries

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The relationship between museums and copyright can at times be complicated and requires high levels of knowledge and understanding. This article considers why copyright is an important issue for museums, galleries and other cultural heritage organisations.

Copyright and digital content

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The growth of the internet has provided collection holders with more opportunities to digitise, adapt, publish and share material. However, the relative ease of reproducing resources with new media means that you need to be aware of the implications for your collections.

The Copyright Hub

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The Copyright Hub provides general information about copyright, permissions required to copy, adapt, share or distribute somebody else’s creative work and guidance on protecting your own work.

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

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The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 provides public access to information held by public authorities. Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.

Freedom of Information Act 2000

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities. Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.