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.