Protecting Indigenous Music in the Public Domain: HathiTrust Digital Library Case Study
This study examined problems associated with unregulated access to Indigenous music materials in the public domain, utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library as a case study. It focused on music materials and employed content analysis, and descriptive statistics as major methodological instruments. This study revealed the presence of musical notation as a primary condition rendering materials vulnerable to potential exploitation. This study confirmed that unregulated access may expose sensitive content protected under NAGPRA. Methodologically, this study offered a model of critical assessment of multi-institutional digitized collections. Substantively, it proposed strategies to support the protection of Indigenous content in HathiTrust.
critical collection assessment, Indigenous music misappropriation, public domain, special collections, unregulated access
Ulia Gosart, Luciann Kinnally, and Rachel Sprouse. "Protecting Indigenous Music in the Public Domain: HathiTrust Digital Library Case Study" Collection Management (2022). https://doi.org/10.1080/01462679.2022.2068464