The International Symposium of Public Policies for Digital Collections has ended just over two months ago – but the discussions gathered in the three-day meeting at Novotel Jaraguá in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are still inspiring us. We’ve been trying to reverberate and multiply the debates on this blog since mid-May publishing 19 video interviews with speakers and other important participants of the event. Today we concluded the work, as the last interview has been published.

The main issues and challenges related to digitizing collections are discussed in the videos produced by FLi Multimedia: copyright barriers, orphan works’ impasse, universal standards and formats, the needs for open access, the controversial Google Books project, democracy, new behavioral habits, among many others.

You can get the content, with English subtitles, in three ways:

1 – the Miro Community platform

2 – the Vimeo album [english subtitles!]

3 – the blog posts, with a context text [in Brazilian Portuguese] of each interview

Links to all interviews:

– José Murilo Jr, from the Ministry of Culture (Brazil)
“The logic of access should guide the process of digitization”

– Ivo Correa, from Google Brazil
“Scanning and ‘Google business model'”

– João Brant, from Intervozes (Brazil)
“Collections are nurseries, not monuments”

– Mathias Schindler, from Wikimedia Foundation (Germany)
“‘Commercial use’ is included in the definition of ‘free use'”

– Jean-Claude Guedon, from University of Montreal (Canada)
“The network is a revolution beyond capitalism”

– José de Oliveira Ascensão, president of the Portuguese Association of Intellectual Property Law (Portugal)
“It is necessary for copyright suits the technological revolution”

– Marcos Wachowicz, from Gedai/UFSC (Brazil)
“The 21st century society is formed by timeless human beings”

– Paul Keller, from Images for the Future (Netherlands)
“Librarians are no longer keepers of books”

– Eliane Costa, from Petrobrás (Brazil)
“Choice is what a country makes about public policies”

– Anne Vroegop, from Netherlands Institute for Heritage/Dish (Netherlands)
“The interaction between user and content is different on the train and at home”

– Frans Hoving, from Netherlands Institute for Heritage (Netherlands)
“The justification for the existence of collections is in how they communicate with people”

– Pedro Puntoni, from Brasiliana-USP (Brazil)
“Public institutions must ensure public spaces on the Internet”

– Frédéric Martin, from Gallica (France)
“If we want people to attend libraries, we need to create new services”

– Andreas Lange, from Video Games Museu (Germany)
“Internet, social networks and mobile access have their origin in the old computer game”

– Alexandre Pesserl, from Gedai/UFSC (Brazil)
“Digitized books are not accessible to the public”

– Beatriz Busaniche, from Via Libre (Argentina)
“Culture of the 20th century is more threatened than that of previous centuries”

– Evelin Heidel, from Bibliofyl (Argentina)
“A library of links must respect copyright law?”

– Ana Claudia Souza, from Funarte (Brazil)
“Between the collection and the public is the editor”

– Murilo Marinho, from Mix Tecnologia (Brazil)
“An e-reader is a book or an electronic device?”

Now, as the work is completed, this site becomes a digital collection itself. Enjoy it.

The discussion continues [in Brazilian Portuguese] in the Work Groups blogs:

See the documents sent to the Ministry of Culture after the event:

Review also the live broadcast of the three-day symposium.

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