Reminder - Orphan Works Survey
Many thanks to the 456 organisations (as of 14/01/09) who have already responded to the Collections Trust http://www.mda.org.uk/ and Strategic Content Alliance http://www.jisc.ac.uk/sea.html survey on orphan works.
The survey aims to assess the impact of 'orphan works' (works for which the copyright owner is unknown or cannot be traced) on the delivery of services to library, archive, museum and information service users in the UK and Europe.
The closing date for completion of the survey is Friday 16th January 2009, so there is still plenty of time to get involved. The questionnaire is available at:
We are pleased to announce a second prize draw for £100 (or the equivalent in Euros) for all those taking part in the survey. Congratulations to the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Fife, who won the first draw which took place before Christmas.
This research, the first of its kind throughout the UK and Europe, represents a real opportunity for cultural organisations to make their voices heard and contribute to positive action to increase access to public sector content.
To complete the survey, please follow the link below (or copy it into your web browser).
Please also pass the details on to anyone else you know who may be interested in taking part.
Strategic Content Alliance
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