[okfn-discuss] (fwd) MPIWG Call for Open Access to Digital Images

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri Feb 27 15:02:16 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:
>> It would be great if recommendations went beyond scholarly re-use to
>> re-use by the public (by using open licenses, public domain
>> declarations or other legal statements/waivers).
> Yes. Replacing the lost reproduction revenue with greater publicity
> will drive up the value of actually visiting the collection and so
> increase attendance to the gift shop^D^Dmuseum. Hopefully. ;-)

I'd be *really* interested to see case studies on the value of the
rights of digitised images to cultural heritage institutions - and the
impact of open licensing and broader re-use on, e.g. merchandise
sales, publicity, visitor numbers, etc.

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

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