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Mobile Collections project

The Mobile Collections project brought together a team of researchers and practitioners from research centres, museums and libraries across Cambridge through a series of knowledge exchange activities during 2013. Reports from the project can be downloaded below.

The project researched the complex legal issues associated with mobility and digital cultural collections, including those concerning protection of intellectual property, in particular copyright, and mapped current developments in mobile access to aggregated data across different institutions in the cultural heritage sector through a series of case studies.  A series of workshops and seminars took place with the aim of stimulating debate, challenging assumptions, and encouraging new collaborations between researchers and practitioners across the cultural heritage sector. The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). 

Mobile Collections Legal Strand - Reports by Dr Eleonora Rosati
Completed December 2013, published July 2014 

Executive Summary: Legal Strand [download pdf]

Copyright issues  facing early stages of digitization projects [download pdf]

Exploitation of cultural content and licensing models [download pdf]

Case Study 1 - Cinematic Urban Geographies of Battersea: bringing film extracts to your mobile [download pdf]

Case Study 2 - Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gallery One: when is a game fair? [download pdf]

About the author: Dr Eleonora Rosati is currently a lecturer in IP law at the University of Southampton, independent copyright law & policy consultant, and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. Previously a research associate at the University of Cambridge, Eleonora holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the European University Institute (Italy). 

We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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