The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.
Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.
Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.
Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.
Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia
You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.
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IF this is indeed what this means, this certainly isn't going to work for several posters.If you post material on the board you transfer Copyright to the NAWCC and the Message Board.
I think in most cases, if not all, they were copied and protected elsewhere.I think the current language in the rule may have arisen from the observation that whole threads have been copied from this message board and posted elsewhere.
These new rules do not apply to this current board, right? I know I never knowingly gave consent to this organization to hold the copyrights to my images nor content of postings.
Will there be a place to "opt out" of migrating current posts where copyright laws are not infringed, to the new board where these copyrights are stripped?
As a professional photographer, I value the copyrights to my images. I have posted hundreds of images here. They are all hosted elsewhere, but this rule and this discussion scares the heck out of me. I have gladly granted permission for the NAWCC to use my images in their publications many times over the years. However, I would urge the NAWCC to be very careful of publishing or repurposing any of my images without my expressed written permission, whether I have posted/hosted them here or somewhere else.Originally posted by Tom McIntyre:
I have asked the authors to comment on this thread.
Just a technical point, but the reference to an item that is elsewhere would not constitute publishing it here as I read the language. Thus a picture hosted elsewhere would not transfer the image. An image that was uploaded would be transferred I believe.
In general items posted here become threads that contain contributions by many authors. I am not sure how anyone except the NAWCC could assert ownership of one of the threads or copyright of it.
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Thanks Terry, but so far I have been unable to acceess that material. I have tried unsuccessfully to register and log in. Is it possible for you to copy and paste the information over to here? - Mike
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Although I understand the reasons for the NAWCC to wish to copyright the material posted on its message boards, I have a problem ceding the rights to my material, as posted on the NAWCC message board, to the NAWCC. Should I develop an explanation of a topic for use on the NAWCC message board, I would not wish to have to re-work it in order to use it elsewhere. Similarly, should I create a picture and post it (for whatever reason) on the NAWCC message board, I would not want to have to re-make the picture to use it elsewhere.If you post material on the board you transfer Copyright to the NAWCC and the Message Board.
Clearly you can create another expression in a different place but you could not, for instance, cut and paste the contents from here to another location or publication. The reason you can create another expression is that you cannot plagiarize yourself.
You are certainly free to disagree with the statement and might decide not to post with this copyright contract in place. If enough people share that position, the rule might be changed.