Support for Well-Intentioned Practice for Putting Digitized Collections of Unpublished Materials Online

The "Well-intentioned practice for putting digitized collections of unpublished materials online" is a good basis for establishing a community of practice that will increase and significantly improve access to collections of unpublished materials for the purpose of furthering research and learning. It promotes a practical approach to identifying and resolving rights issues that is in line with professional and ethical standards.

The "Well-intentioned practice for putting digitized collections of unpublished materials online" has been endorsed and/or supported by:

  • The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
  • Joint National Committee on Archives, Libraries and Museums (CALM)
  • Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA)
  • RLG Partnership Council
  • The Society of American Archivists (SAA)
  • Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN)

The following individuals support and/or are implementing the "Well-intentioned practice for putting digitized collections of unpublished materials online":
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  • Elizabeth L. Bagley, Director of Library Services, Agnes Scott College
  • Meg Bellinger, Director Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure, Yale University
  • Sherrie S. Bergman, Librarian, Bowdoin College
  • Howard Brainen, CEO & Senior Consultant, Two Cat Digital, Inc.
  • Eleanor Brown, Curator for Media and Digital Collections, Carl. A. Kroch Library, Cornell University
  • Paul J. Constantine, Associate Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington
  • Paul Conway, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
  • Maggie Dickson, Digital Projects Librarian, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • David Farneth, Head, Collection Management & Description, Getty Research Institute
  • Katie Fortney, Copyright Policy & Education Officer, California Digital Library
  • Richard Fyffe, Rosenthal Librarian of the College, Grinnell College
  • Georgia Harper, Scholarly Communications Advisor, University of Texas at Austin Libraries
  • Chuck Henry, President, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
  • Jill Hurst-Wahl, Assistant Professor of Practice, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
  • Rebekah Irwin, Head, Digital Projects & Metadata, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
  • Robert H. Kieft, College Librarian, Occidental College
  • Elisa Lanzi, Director of the Imaging Center, Smith College
  • Carol Mandel, Dean of Libraries, New York University
  • Neil J. McElroy, Dean of Libraries and Information Technology Services Lafayette College
  • Nancy Y McGovern, Digital Preservation Officer, Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
  • Mary Minow, Consultant,
  • James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University
  • Lisa Norberg, Dean of the Library & Academic Information Services, Barnard College
  • Rick Provine, Director of Libraries, DePauw University
  • Carrie Rampp, Director of Library Services, Bucknell University
  • Michael Roy, Dean of Library and Information Services, Middlebury College
  • Kathleen Salomon, Head, Library Services & Bibliography, Getty Research Institute
  • Gail G. Scanlon, Director of Access and Technical Services, Mt. Holyoke College
  • Shannon Supple, Preservation Librarian, Robbins Collection, University of California, Berkeley
  • Richard Szary, Director, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University
  • Eugene Wiemers, Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian Bates College
  • John Wilkin, Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology, University of Michigan, and Executive Director, HathiTrust

The "Well-intentioned practice for putting digitized collections of unpublished materials online" document is available at

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