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Re: Copyright / Old Journals

I'd suggest that you contact John Price-Wilkin at the University of
Michigan (jpwilkin@umich.edu), who may be able to point you in the right
direction or towards somebody who knows.  He has been involved in the
Humanities Text Initiative and JSTOR, among other large digitizing


At 07:35 PM 1/11/99 EST, you wrote:
>The University of Kentucky Libraries are currently in the early stages of
>a digitization project that will involve encoding old and obscure
>Appalachian journals for presentation on the World Wide Web.  One question
>we have concerning copyright, is how to clear copyright for an entire
>journal issue or set of issues that has multiple authors' works.  Many of
>the journals date back to before the 1930s.  The authors may no longer be
>living.  Also, many of the authors are obscure figures who would be next
>to impossible to locate today.
>So, the crux of my question is whether or not the institution that
>published the journal can give copyright clearance for all the works
>within the journal, or if copyright needs to be considered for individual
>articles within a particular journal issue.
>Eric Weig
>Electronic Resources Librarian
>2-1 William T. Young Library
>University of Kentucky
>Lexington, KY 40506