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Digitisation of books in Australia for the public good

Fitzgerald, Brian F., Foong, Cheryl, & Pappalardo, Kylie M. (2011) Digitisation of books in Australia for the public good. Submission to the National Cultural Policy Review.

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Abstract

The National Cultural Policy (NCP) Discussion Paper highlights that the ‘National Broadband Network, with its high-speed broadband, will enable new opportunities for developing and delivering Australian content and applications reflecting our diverse culture and interests’.1 A significant source of content and knowledge is our books, in particular, out of print, in copyright books and books in the public domain. More and more people, especially those who are digitally literate, will demand that the store of knowledge in these hard-to-find (and at times, decaying) books be digitised and made readily accessible on the internet...

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ID Code: 50044
Item Type: Other
Keywords: national cultural policy, digitisation, books, copyright, scanning
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Brian Fitzgerald, Cheryl Foong and Kylie Pappalardo
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/>
Deposited On: 02 May 2012 16:19
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 14:10

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