Implementing Rights Statements with Existing Digital Collections (9:30 – 9:50 AM)
We’ve been misleading our users for years, suggesting they need permission to use items from our digital collections when they don’t! Rights Statements are labels that describe the copyright status of items in digital collections in a more standardized, accurate, and human-readable way. We’ve been working to implement them with our existing digital collections, and are pretty excited about their potential for improving user experience. However, we encountered some challenges implementing them – our systems needed some configuration tweaks, and we’re still working out how they’ll display publicly. Come hear about our challenges and tell us what we should do differently!