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Opening access

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Opening access

  1. 1. Opening the Shell to Find Some Pearls Policies in Materials Access -K.Arcand
  2. 2. Restricted Use• Monetizing resources - practicality (labor and resource intensive); low-margin (small $, small audience)• http://www.sil.si.edu/imagegalaxy/imageGalaxy_UseFees.cfm• http://www.sil.si.edu/imagegalaxy/PDF/ImageUseFeeCurrent.pdf
  3. 3. Open Metadata• Europeana, Cooper Hewitt: "CC-0" (raw data is free to use, re-use, and build upon for any purpose whatsoever, without restrictions or fees; not all images though)• http://pro.europeana.eu/documents/858566/2cbf1f78-e036-4088-af25-94684ff90dc5• http://www.cooperhewitt.org/collections/data
  4. 4. Public Domain• NASA images are public domain (once “released” either by 1year rule or by pub affairs); Flickr Commons showcases public domain efforts of SI, Library of Congress and many other institutions. See also, Wikimedia commons.• http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/MP_Photo_Guidelines.html• http://www.flickr.com/commons
  5. 5. • Can open access help content "flow through the Internet, where it can be used and re-used on the sites that people visit every day." http://www.si.edu/commons/prototype/story4/story4.html• Questions: – “Democratization” (too tidy of a term perhaps….) – Questions of Authenticity and Authority – Leadership ("Importance of public institutions in stimulating innovation and knowledge creation") http://smithsonian-webstrategy.wikispaces.com/The+Smithsonian+Commons+--+A+Place+to+Begin – Increased opportunities for learning & research

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