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

Data protection guidance sheet

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This guidance, by Kate Grimley Evans, Head of Information Law at Stone King LLP, covers aspects of data protection law relevant to museums and the collections information they hold.

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 Cortex

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The Copyright Cortex provides libraries, archives, museums and other memory institutions with information and expert commentary on how copyright law affects the creation and management of digital cultural heritage.

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.

Copyright in photographs

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This resource outlines who owns the copyright in photographs, how long copyright lasts, whether copyright can be revived in old photographs, and who owns the copyright in a revived work.

Copyright User

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Copyright User is an independent online resource aimed at making UK Copyright Law accessible to creators, media professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and members of the public.

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.

Striking the Balance

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This report commissioned by the NMDC from the Collections Trust examines how NMDC member museums are balancing the twin aims of maximising public access to their digital content and promoting their own financial sustainability.

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.