Gegen ein Leistungsschutzrecht für Verlage!

Zustimmung zu: http://www.perlentaucher.de/blog/30_aushoehlung_des_urheberrechts

Pikant der Schlussabsatz:

Der Irrsinn von Zeitungen – sie stellen Artikel kostenlos ins Netz, möchten aber nicht, dass ihre Leser es wissen – hat Methode. Die Süddeutsche zum Beispiel stellt oft einen großen Teil ihrer Artikel frei online. Aber auf der Webseite der Süddeutschen findet man sie meistens nicht. Wir tippen jeden Morgen mit dem E-Paper vor Augen die Überschriften der SZ-Artikel in die Google-Suchmaske, um die freien Artikel zu finden und darauf zu verlinken. Das machen Zeitungen, um gleichzeitig von Google gefunden und von Lesern gekauft zu werden. Diesen Widerspruch löst kein Leistungsschutzgesetz auf.

Digitized Books on Aceh (Indonesia)

http://www.acehbooks.org

On this website you will find a list of over 600 titles of books about Aceh. These books are now digitally available.

The devastating tsunami that struck Aceh on 26 December 2004 caused thousands of victims but also destroyed important libraries in Banda Aceh. The Royal Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden initiated a project that aimed to digitize a major part of the literature on Aceh that is kept in the KITLV Library. The Dutch Ministry of Education agreed to finance this project and the Royal Library of the Netherlands in The Hague supervised the digitization process.

At present 656 files are available in digital form in pdf format via this website. More titles are to follow in the course of 2009.

The titles listed here are books about Aceh in a variety of languages such as Indonesian, Acehnese, English, Dutch, as well as other European languages. These books are published with Indonesian as well as European publishing houses. The books date from the 17th century till the present time.

See e.g.
http://www.acehbooks.org/search/detail/1272?language=en
„14 Jahre in den Tropen“

Controlling Access

http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2009/04/institutional-motives-for-raising-or.html

Kristin R. Eschenfelder, Controlling Access to and Use of Online Cultural Collections: A Survey of U.S. Archives, Libraries and Museums for IMLS DRAFT VERSION 4/7/2009, a preprint, self-archived April 9, 2009.

http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/2572

Abstract: This report describes the results of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded study to investigate the use of technological or policy tools to control patron access to or use of digital collections of cultural materials created by U.S. archives, libraries and museums. The technological and policy tools serve primarily to control copying or other reuses of digital materials. The study had the following goals: 1. Assess what technical and policy tools cultural institutions are employing to control access to and use of online digital collections. 2. Investigate motivations for controlling access to or use of collections (e.g., copyright, privacy, protecting traditional restrictions, income generation etc.). 3. Investigate discouragers to the implementation of access and use control systems (e.g., preference for open collections, lack of resources, institutional mission, etc.). 4. Gauge interest in implementing technical systems to control access to and use of collections. 5. Determine what types of assistance IMLS could provide. 6. Identify institutions with innovative controlled online collections for follow up case studies on policy, technical and managerial details.

Comments

This is the most nuanced study I’ve seen of institutional motives for adopting or rejecting access restrictions. Instead of merely asking institutions whether or not they provided OA, Eschenfelder asked what reasons they might have for providing OA, and what reasons they might have for creating a non-OA „controlled online collection“ (COC) instead. These reasons can coexist. A COC uses some access restrictions, even if they are not financial. From table 40 at p. 56: The leading reason why surveyed archives would not be inclined to create COCs was „Belief that open collections have greater impact“. The same was true for museums (table 48 at pp. 62-63). For libraries (table 44 at p. 59) the leading reason was „Belief that open collections have greater access.“ In all three cases, the case for OA was direct, resting on the advantages of OA, rather than indirect and resting on disadvantages of alternatives such as fear of legal complexity, fear of technological complexity, and fear of alienating users.
BTW, among the leading reasons why archives would be inclined to create COCs (table 39 at p. 55) were „proper object description and repository identification“, „avoid misuse/misrepresentation“, and „avoid legal risk“. The same was true for museums (table 47 at p. 61). Libraries (table 43 at p. 58) drop the first of these and add „donor or owner requirement“.
Note from p. 24: „the sample purposefully excluded certain types of organizations including those whose primary purpose was to provide open access to public records or government publications.“
This study focuses on archives, libraries, and museums. I’d like to see a similar study of publishers.