Digital Rights Expression Workshop

May 18-19, 2005
Denver, Colorado

Meeting Facilitator: Liz Bishoff (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Introduction to the Pre-Standards Workshop (pdf)


DAY ONE: May 18, 2005

7:15am       Registration and continental breakfast

8:00am         Welcome and introductions

Denise Troll Covey (Chair of the Workshop Planning Committee and a member of the NISO Standards Development Committee, and Principal Librarian for Special Projects, Carnegie Mellon University)

8:10-8:45am    Opening speaker:

David Seaman, Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation

8:45-10:00am  Panel 1: Community requirements for rights expression

·  Publisher/aggregator: Geoffrey Adams (Director, IT Solutions, Elsevier Science)

·Vendor/developer: Gillian Harrision (Sr. Manager, Library and Product Research, NetLibrary, a division of OCLC)

·  E-learning: Robby Robson (President and CEO, Eduworks Corporation)

·  Libraries: Nathan Robertson (Johns Hopkins University Library)


10:00-10:15am       Break

10:15-11:30am       Small groups activity

Objective: In small groups, review two use cases provided. For each case, identify the communities involved and each community's priority requirements.

11:30-12:00N  Reports from Small groups

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:00pm   Continue reports from group activity

2:00-2:30pm   Discussion

2:30-2:45pm   Break  

2:45-4:15    Panel 2: Rights Expression and management in the supply chain

·  Aggregator: Steve Potash (President, OverDrive)

·  Serials: James Mouw (The University of Chicago)

·  Multimedia Aggregator: William Ying (CTO ARTstor)

·  Publisher: Mladen Maljkovic (Executive Product Manager, Assessment, Pearson Education)

·  E-learning: Jan Poston Day (Director, Standards and Interoperability, Blackboard)

4:15-5:00    Group Discussion

Objective: Begin to identify top priorities for standards work and the communities that would support them.

6:00pm       Reception with cash bar

6:30pm     Dinner
    Speaker: Deirdre Mulligan, (Acting Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, UC, Berkeley)


DAY TWO: May 19, 2005


7:15-8:00am       Continental breakfast

8:00-9:30am       Panel 3: Rights issues & policies with licensed and non-licensed materials

Requirements and use cases for licensed and non-licensed materials, system requirements for libraries and e-learning.

·  Archives: Peter Hirtle (Director for Instruction and Learning in the Instruction, Research, and Information Services Division of Cornell University Library)

·  Libraries: Sharon Farb (Coordinator for Digital Acquisitions, University Libraries, UCLA)

·    Museums: Susan Chun (General Manager for Electronic Information Planning, The Metropolitan Museum of Art)


·  Creative Commons: Michael Carroll (Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University)

·  Institutional repositories: Leslie Johnston (Director, Digital Access Services, University of Virginia Library)

9:30-10:30am   Small groups activity: Opportunities and priorities for standards work

Objective: Based on workshop presentations and discussion, identify three to five critical-path problems, opportunities, or priorities that standards or best practices could address and some communities that could collaborate to work on them.


10:30-10:45am       Break

10:45-12:00pm     Group discussion

Objective: Reports from Small groups activity. Articulate and prioritize both the problems and priorities raised by the panels.

12:00-1:00pm     Lunch – Speaker: Phil Merrill, Digital Media Project

1:00-2:30pm  Group discussion moving toward conclusions and recommendations

2:30-3:00pm  Group Synthesis: Karen Coyle

3:00pm       Adjournment

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