Managing Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Learning Materials: A Development Pack for Institutional Repositories
This institutional development pack for managing IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) in e-learning is intended to support those who wish to update and clarify their institutional policies and infrastructures to help get the best out of using technology to support teaching and learning. Confusion, lack of awareness, poor practice, contradictory policy and risk aversion currently dominate thinking about this subject at all levels – particularly amongst senior management. This is presenting a major obstacle to the effective uptake of e-learning in our tertiary education system. In this pack we explicitly link the task of overhauling the IPR regimes in our institutions to the organisational and professional ‘process change' that is required to make effective use of e-learning – especially in relation to the introduction and extension of flexible learning delivery.
The introduction to the development pack contains user notes for how to use the pack and the resources in the Appendix below.
Appendix to the Development Pack
The resources below are meant to be used in conjunction with the development pack.
Reading 1: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Networked e-Learning: A Beginners Guide for Content Developers
Reading 1A: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Networked e-Learning: An extended version, best read after the short version. This includes useful project planning tools including rights tracker forms and methods for risk analysis and asection on' how to read' licenses available at this link
Reading 2: Recent Jisc Legal Guides
Reading 2A: Recent Changes to Copyright Law (2014) GOV.UK web site
Reading 3: The TrustDR Framework: a useful conceptual model of IPR and DRM Word
Reading 4: The E-Learning Change Continuum - Typical Scenarios and Business Models Word
Reading 5: A practical guide to providing flexible learning in further and higher education. (Published by the QAA)
Reading 6: Theory and Practice of the Virtual University
Reading 7: Using an Organisational Model Word
Reading 8: Case Study Exercise using the Organisational Model Word
Reading 9: Structured Guidelines for setting up and evaluating Learning Object Repositories
Reading 10: Good practice Guidance for Senior Managers: Intellectual property rights in e-learning programmes
Reading 11: Policy Options and Discussions Word
Reading 12: Metadata's Many Meanings and Uses
Reading 13: The Role of Principles in Driving Cultural Shift Word
Reading14: Understanding Licences: An Analysis and Evaluation of Creative Commons Word
Reading 15: Getting to grips with Risk Management Word
Reading 16: Managing Risk and Opportunity in Creative Commons Enterprises
Reading 17: Risk Management - a Key Role for Information Professionals
Reading 18: The Interactive Media Industry, Intellectual Property Rights, the Internet and Copyright: Some Lessons from the TrustDR Project Word
Reading 19: Risk Management Report and Tool Kit
Reading 20: Intellectual Property Issues in Institutional and Cross-Institutional Multimedia Repositories.
TrustDR Bibliography: organised and annotated references from the TrustDR project Word
Tool 1: Analysing your situation
Tool 2: Awareness and readiness
Tool 3: UHI Workflow and Metadata Application Profile Word
Tools 4: Placing Our Stuff So We Can Find It Later: A Meta-Learning Essential
Tool 5: IPR Risk Management Framework and Tools Word
Tool 6: The TrustDR Repository Checklist Word
Repositories and Practical Issues – Recommended Readings
The following readings are mostly selected from the TrustDR project workpackage reports – they are all aimed at beginners and should be very useful.They can be found in the ‘work in progress' section of the TrustDR website. For your convenience we have provided direct links to the word versions.
WP1-4 Targets for Policy Creation
WP1-6 Assessing different licence regimes
WP2-1 Technical Factors: current Practice, sources of guidance and developments
WP2-3 Reviewing ODRL
Supporting Studies & Background Reports
External Reading on Using Licences
The final reading for this section deals with fine tuning your knowledge of licences.
Licensing Digital Resources: how to avoid the legal pitfalls
Giavarra, E. (2000) Licensing Digital Resources: how to avoid the legal pitfalls, Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community, Volume 13, Number 2 / July 01, 2000, Pages: 111 – 119. Available at http://www.eblida.org/Activities/Publication/Licensing_digital_resources.pdf
Collected TrustDR Workpackages and Background Studies
Clicking on the link will take you to the page where all these documents are available. Link
Prospects for Using Learning Objects and Learning Design as Staff Development Tools in Higher Education. Presented at CELDA 2005
Modeling Organisational Frameworks for Integrated E-learning: the experience of the TrustDR project. Presented at the IEEE ICALT 2006
Getting Practical With IPR in E-Learning. Presented at the University of Middlesex conference on IPR in e-learning 2006
The Interactive Media Industry, Intellectual Property Rights, the Internet and Copyright: Some Lessons from the TrustDR Project. For the World Bank AIM-WB Development Resource Centre Forum, Manilla, 2nd May 2006.
Geronimo's Cadillac: Lessons for Learning Object Repositories. Paper accepted for ECDL 2006 workshop
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The information contained in this report is intended to be used as general background information and is not to be relied on as definitive or comprehensive guidance in any particular circumstances. Educational institutions are urged to seek their own legal and professional advice on any employment law or intellectual property law issues relevant to their own circumstances before acting on any guidance contained in this report. To the extent permitted by law, neither the authors, their employers, JISC nor any contributors to this report shall be liable to any person for any claims, costs, proceedings, losses, expenses, fees or damages whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from any error or omission (whether negligent or otherwise) contained in this report.