In a major step towards greater open access in France, Paris Musées is releasing its digital collections into the public domain with a CC0 waiver. Europeana's Douglas McCarthy spoke with Philippe Rivière, Head of Communication and Digital at Paris Musées, to find out more.
This January we look at how the public domain contributes to the re-use of cultural heritage and explore different aspects of open acces. In this post, we begin by highlighting which of the more than ten million public domain works accessible through Europeana were viewed the most last year.
Europeana, together with cultural heritage institutions across the globe, is preparing to join the Public Domain Day celebrations in January. In this post, we look at the different ways cultural heritage institutions can get involved.
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.
Freely offering high-resolution public domain images, the Musée de Bretagne is an open access pioneer in the French museum sector. Douglas McCarthy spoke with Céline Chanas and Fabienne Martin-Adam to learn about the genesis, impact and context of the museum’s open access policy.
We spoke to Ben White, the Head of Intellectual Property from the British Library, about some of the treasures (and challenges) he and the team of curators and project managers have uncovered in their efforts to bring some hundreds of thousands of objects onto digital platforms, and show you how to use them.