Category Archives: copyright

[[edit]] this GLAM

In the leadup to the “Wikimedia@Museums and the Web” conference tomorrow in Denver, Colorado there’s a couple of neat things I want to show you… First: This is the slidecast of a presentation I gave at the National Library of … Continue reading

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Flickr Commons is Full

If you are a GLAM looking to make your photographic collection more widely available online, for the last couple of years your first choice would have been to head over to “Flickr Commons”. And you would be in good company … Continue reading

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The Magic Pudding and the Public Domain

New Year’s Day: Happy 2010 and Happy Public Domain Day! January First each year is the day that the archives are opened and one more year’s cultural content loses copyright restriction and returns to Public Domain (PD).[1] For most countries … Continue reading

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Opening Access to Archives

A few months ago I attended one of a series of meetings nationally called “Opening Access to Australian Archives” – hosted by CCi (who also house the office of Creative Commons Australia). and the draft outcomes from these meetings have … Continue reading

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Low-Hanging GLAM fruit

I’ve been meeting with a lot of GLAM institutions recently who are keen to collaborate with Wikimedia projects but, unsurprisingly, wanted to “go on a few dates before getting married”. So, this post is directed to those institutions who are … Continue reading

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Content Liberation

[n.b.: this is a discussion about subtleties of English language usage and therefore the issues will be different or possibly not applicable in other languages.] You may know the old saying: “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter“ When … Continue reading

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Roundtable on Access – the digital rail gauge

After the amazing Copyright Future conference held this week [good 30 second summary here], Wikimedia Australia was invited to attend a select roundtable meeting of cultural institutions and ‘thought leaders’ on the topic of Open(ing) Access to Australia’s cultural heritage. … Continue reading

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