The objective of this survey is the examination of techniques how to deal with digital rights and DRM protected digital objects among the APARSEN consortium. The analyse of the result should lead in the identification of best practices for preserving the usefulness of their associated Digital Rights.

This questionnaire defines the term Digital Rights Management (DRM) in the following way.

Definition of DRM

Digital rights management (DRM) is a set of technologies that are used with the intent to control the access and use of digital content and devices [1].

DRM mechanisms can be implemented inside or outside the file that is being protected. The different mechanisms range from digital watermarking over specific control mechanisms like the protection for viewing, copying, printing and altering that are often capabilities of the file format, to DRM in a broad sense that includes any access control technology outside the file. In the field of libraries, for example, the implementation of DRM can also be a part of the access system that stores information of digital rights in a separate metadata area and that is also responsible for guaranteeing these rights.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management


Id Question
  possible answers / multiple choice / keywords

1. Formalities

1.1 Name of the institution
1.2 Contact
1.3 Organizational background (to chose from multiple options)
  library / data center / commercial / other
1.4 Institutional Mission
1.5 Legal background
  legal mandate, national copyright Act, digital rights in your country

2. The data stock

2.1 Since when do you deal with digital material?
2.2 Since when do you deal with material that is protected by DRM?
  since: XXXX / DRM is no issue
2.3 In general which kind of data is collected / produced and archived?
  (reuse input from combined Stream 2 questionnaires if possible)
2.4 Which kind of data have DRM mechnism?
2.5 Which file formats are used in general and in regards to DRM?
2.6 How high is the proportion and increase of DRM protected material?
  in the past: / now: / if estimable - in the future:
2.7 Which DRM technolgies are used?
  Adobe DRM / Apple DRM / encrypted zip files / Watermarks / other:

3. the approach of dealing with DRM protected material and digital rights

3.1 Does the institution only receive or does it also produce DRM protected material?
  collect / produce
3.2 Do you have specific agreements on the ingest with the producers of your collecting material?
  producer are requested to send DRM-free objects / DRM protected material is allowed / other:.. / no
3.3 Do you process and archive rights information on the object level?
  object level / collection level / no distinction
3.4 Describe your approach of dealing with digital rights and DRM protected material. Are there differences and similarities between online and offline material?
  free text
3.4.1 Is the detection of DRM and digital rights information a part of your ingest process?
  yes - automaticly with tools like: / yes - by random sampling / no
3.4.2 Do you accept DRM protected material?
  no: / yes: If NO: What do you do with non-acceptable objects?
  - If YES: What do you do with acceptable objects to preserving them for the future?
3.5 What do you do to preserve digital rights and/or DRM information?
3.5.1 Is there a metadata standard like Premis or MetsRights in use?
  yes: / no
3.6 What do you do to comply with digital rights - especially on the access side?
3.6.1 Do you have specific agreements related to the access with the producers of your collecting material?
  The producer can define the rules of accessing
3.6.2 Which access categories do you have?
  open access (also remotly) / limited access / no access for the public
3.6.3 in case of limited access:
  access remotly with user authentication / only in-house / other
3.6.4 The access is configurable on the object level?
  yes / no
3.6.5 Do you use different viewers / players for different file formats to comply with digital rights
  yes / NO - only one viewer / player for all formats
3.6.6 Which kind of software tools is used? If possible, please indicate the tool name.
  open source / commercial / in-house development
3.7 Are there plans for analysing the existing data stock for DRM mechanism in place?
  yes / no
3.7.1 If YES: Please describe your approach?
3.8 How do you update your rights metadata when the rights situation has changed?

4. Decleration

4 Under what conditions would you be willing to share the information with a wider community?
  no limitations / only anonymous / only confidential use with the partners in the APARSEN project

-- StefanHein - 2013-06-13

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