Rosemary Coombe & Joseph Turcotte

Reimagining Fair Dealing: Creating Archiving Software for Enhancing Canadian Cultural Heritage Online

Rosemary Coombe/Joe Turcotte

Tier One Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication and Cultural Studies,

York University, Toronto


The presentation will simultaneously describe and present new open source arts content management software developed to enable arts organizations to digitally exhibit and share a wider range of Canadian cultural content online. The architecture of this system has been explicitly developed to meet Canadian fair dealing requirements while simultaneously using digital communications technology to create a dynamic and dialogic archives that will increase our knowledge and understanding of Canadian cultural history. Nevertheless, we recognize that our interpretation of fair dealing requirements will be considered unorthodox and we invite discussion about the merits of our approach.


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