Victoria Stobo

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CREATe, Room 507, 10 The Square 

PhD Topic

Achives, Digitisation & Copyright 


Professor Martin Kretschmer
Dr Ian G Anderson (HATII)

At art school I was interested in artists who appropriated copyright and public domain material to create new works, and I used archive material and creative commons licenses in my own work. I spent four years working in a variety of archives, museums, libraries and galleries, before qualifying as an archivist in 2012, taking an MSc in Information Management and Preservation at HATII, University of Glasgow. I joined CREATe, School of Law, as a Research Assistant working on Copyright & Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library project, before starting the linked PhD study, Archives, Digitisation and Copyright, in September 2013.

  • The effect copyright law has on public access to digitised archive material in the UK
  • Knowledge of, and attitudes to, copyright law within the archival profession 
  • The impact of legislative changes to copyright law on the UK archives sector
  • The exploitation of public domain, orphan and in-copyright works by archivists

Deazley, R. and Stobo, V. (2013) Archives and Copyright: Risk and Reform, CREATe Working Paper No. 3, available at: 

Conference Papers

Archives and Copyright: Risk and Reform
Paper co-presented with Ronan Deazley
BILETA, University of Liverpool, 10-12th April, 2013

Copyright & Risk: Scoping Codebreakers and the Wellcome Digital Library Project
Research paper presented at conference organised to conclude the Copyright & Risk project
Archives and Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform, Wellcome Trust, 27th Sep 2013


MSc Information Management & Preservation

Description, Cataloguing and Navigation
Law and Cultural Institutions 

Organisational tasks

CREATe Web Editor

£6000 Research Grant from Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland towards the creation of a set of digital conference proceedings for Archives and Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform, held at the Wellcome Trust, 27th September 2013.

AHRC/CREATe Scholarship