Today, the Cleveland Museum of Art announced a major new Open Access initiative, releasing images of its public-domain works for use without restriction. Jane Alexander, Chief Digital Information Officer at the CMA, gave Douglas McCarthy the inside story behind the announcement.
Should libraries and museums stop secondary websites from republishing so-called ‘orphan’ works? Ellen Euler, professor for Open Access & Open Data in Germany at the University of Applied Science Potsdam, looks at a current case in point playing out in Germany.
Today, Europeana Executive Director Harry Verwayen spoke at the EBU event Cultural heritage for the future: the role of media innovation. In his presentation which follows, Harry illustrates the challenges facing digital audiovisual archives, and the potential of new technologies, including AI, to overcome these challenges.
Everyone should know what they can do with the works they discover through Europeana Collections. This is the basic premise that drives our work to help data partners apply the most appropriate rights statements to the objects they publish. What if we made the information we publish about copyright and reuse available in your native language? Would it make it easier for you to understand and share?