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Digitalizacja archiwaliów
Roman Kusyk, Digitalizacja archiwaliów. Dylematy prawne, w: Archeion, t. 107, wyd. NDAP, Warszawa 2004, ss. 285-300 
"Roman K u s y k , Digitalisation of archives. Legal dilemmas. The process of the digitalisation ofarchival materials creates new problems of legal nature to be solved by archives. They are connected, firstof all, with the need to respect rights relating to digitalised holdings and to ensure legal protection to theproducts of the digitalisation process.The selection of materials must be preceded with the analysis of rights connected with digitalisedholdings and comply with protection requirements. First of all, it is necessary to establish whethermaterials qualified for digitalisation are not protected under intellectual property rights, in particular,copyrights. Regulations on the right to privacy (personal rights, image, correspondence), on personal dataand classified information may constitute an obstacle in the selection of materials. The article discussesthe most important legal acts from this area and their role in the qualification of archival holdings fordigitalisation. However, it should be stressed that on the grounds of the Polish law, any restrictions due tothe above mentioned reasons will be relatively rarely applicable because of the specificity of archivalmaterials. In the majority of cases, we have to do with official documents excluded from the author’s legalprotection or materials with respect to which the period of protection of copyrights, personal data orprivacy has already expired.Products of digitalisation will be compiled in the form of systematised databases enriched by adequatesearch mechanisms. Organisational, intellectual and financial efforts connected with their developmentneed to be effectively protected against any unauthorised takeover or use. The Act on Legal Protection ofDatabases of 27 June 2001, modelled on the EU legislation (Council Directive 96/9 on the LegalProtection of Databases) gives archives the instrument for such protection.Discussions on organisational, technical and legal aspects of digitalisation, aiming at the developmentof coherent, systematic and logical digitalisation projects within the network of state archives seemspurposeful. The iFAR discussion forum, available on the website of the State Archives in Lublin( may be a good tool for that purpose."     Źródło: Archeion, t. 107 
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