Jane McGary
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:05:29 PDT
In reply to Mike Mace and Arnold Trachtenberg, who inquired about the 
possibility of making old Herbertia articles available:

It is possible that the copyright held on Herbertia by the IBS covers 
not the content of the individual contributions, but what is known as 
the "compilation." This is the content of the journal as printed, 
including pagination, layout, and other physical details. In many 
cases the author of the article in such a journal retains copyright 
to the text and images and can give permission to reproduce them 
without recourse to the publisher of the journal. It should be 
ascertained, presumably from the editor of a recent volume of 
Herbertia, just what the copyright notice covers.

Should the copyright be limited to the compilation, the PBS could 
inquire of individual authors (and photographers, if different) about 
posting the text of articles on our website. It might be necessary, 
however, to prepare pdfs in a format different from the actual Herbertia pages.

Jane McGary

At 12:12 PM 4/28/2013, you wrote:
>  Mike:
>I do wonder   if the IBS disbands what is the copyright status of 
>their publications?
>There should be a section in their bylaws that deals with 
>dissolution of the organization and what is the fate of their assets.
>Anyone actually have good info on this.

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