Giving culture a
helping hand
policies and practice
Gill Hamilton
Digital Access Manager
g.hamilton@nls.uk
Wikimedia UK Bo...
overview
• National Library of Scotland
• the drivers for change
• why a licencing policy was necessary
• the challenges a...
aboutRossStrachanCC-BY-NC-ND
digital
print and manuscript collections
digital
image collections
digital
moving image and sound collections
digital
map collection
“born digital” collections
metadata
<descriptionTableID>14441</descriptionTableID>
<objectIdentifierValue>74548990</objectIdentifierValue>
<title>Som...
drivers for change
the Open movement
drivers for change
administrative and legislative
REMOVE
barriers
IMPROVE
access and use
drivers for change
Library strategy
Digital Access Manager
Intellectual Property Officer
Wikimedian-in-Residence
drivers for change
the right staff at the rig...
• no existing policy
– policy is created, agreed, published & implemented
• inconsistency in license application
- single ...
access
– equal use and re-use for all
moral and ethical
– encourages Library to open licence resources
derived from public...
complexity and ambiguity
– legal ambiguity removed
– open and easy to understand
The need for a policy
Users’ issues
• a policy doesn’t limit income generation
• allows for more restrictive licenses in
exceptional circumstances
• follows l...
• unwelcome use, unwelcome media
• impact on current & future income generation
• CC.0 is in perpetuity
• CC.0 does not re...
metadata
• CC.0 (core only)
• created by the Library
Digital content
image content (photos, maps, prints)
• up to 1000px w...
organisational appetite
rights in digitised resources?
the “open” zealots
the “closed” zealots
dealing with “what if …”
op...
Impact
WikiCommons
WikiCommons trial
• 1,600 PD images
• 2,500 px wide
• GLAM WIKI toolset
• 8% in use
• in 14 Wikipedias
Impact
WikiCommons
WikiCommons
• ~ 2,000 images
• 18 million article views
• images in 750 articles
• in 70 Wikipedias
Impact
Flickr
Flickr since 2008
• + 2,000 images
• Flickr Commons
• No known copyright
restrictions
• 12.5 million views
• the unknown impact
– school projects
– personal and professional research
– enjoyment and entertainment
– commercial use...
• be prepared to balance!
income generation and access CAN co-exist
• move to “open” can motivate income
generation
• be c...
thank you
Gill Hamilton
Digital Access Manager
g.hamilton@nls.uk
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Giving culture a helping hand: National Library of Scotland metadata and digital content licencing policies and practice

Presentation given at "Museums working with Wiki: engaging audiences through open knowledge" seminar at Kelvin Grove Museum, Glasgow on 4 September 2015. Gill Hamilton, Digital Access Manager at National Library of Scotland discusses the drivers, issues and challenges in developing a metadata and digital content licence policy to encourage open use and re-use of the Library's collections.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Giving culture a helping hand: National Library of Scotland metadata and digital content licencing policies and practice

  • 1. Giving culture a helping hand policies and practice Gill Hamilton Digital Access Manager g.hamilton@nls.uk Wikimedia UK Board member Wikipedia user: triptropic
  • 2. overview • National Library of Scotland • the drivers for change • why a licencing policy was necessary • the challenges and The Challenges • measuring impact • a few tips
  • 3. aboutRossStrachanCC-BY-NC-ND
  • 4. digital print and manuscript collections
  • 5. digital image collections
  • 6. digital moving image and sound collections
  • 7. digital map collection
  • 8. “born digital” collections
  • 9. metadata <descriptionTableID>14441</descriptionTableID> <objectIdentifierValue>74548990</objectIdentifierValue> <title>Some shell cases on the roadside in the front area, the contents of which have been despatched over into the German lines</title> <description>Lone soldier surrounded by a mountain of empty shell cases, France. This lone British soldier up to his knees in spent shell cases, offers a striking impression of the destruction that took place on the Western Front. <keyword keywordAuthority="AAT" keywordTableID="3738">Roadsides</keyword> <keyword keywordAuthority="AAT" keywordTableID="3064">Soldiers</keyword> <name whoAuthority="No Authority" whoTableID="114" whoType="Photographer"> Aitken, Thomas (Tom) Keith, b. 1879 </name> <place placeAuthority="TGN" placeTableID="542" TGNplaceName="France" placeType="Place written, created, manufactured, produced, taken (of photographs), etc" longitude="2.0000" latitude="46.0000"> Europe, France (nation ) </place>
  • 10. drivers for change the Open movement
  • 11. drivers for change administrative and legislative
  • 12. REMOVE barriers IMPROVE access and use drivers for change Library strategy
  • 13. Digital Access Manager Intellectual Property Officer Wikimedian-in-Residence drivers for change the right staff at the right time?
  • 14. • no existing policy – policy is created, agreed, published & implemented • inconsistency in license application - single default license for • metadata • content • unless exceptional circumstances • complexity – simple with no complex procedures – takes blanket approach The need for a policy general issues
  • 15. access – equal use and re-use for all moral and ethical – encourages Library to open licence resources derived from public domain works The need for a policy Library issues Weighingscale@WikiCommons
  • 16. complexity and ambiguity – legal ambiguity removed – open and easy to understand The need for a policy Users’ issues
  • 17. • a policy doesn’t limit income generation • allows for more restrictive licenses in exceptional circumstances • follows leadership shown by – BL, DnB, NL Sweden – Rijksmuseum & National Museum of Denmark • sends powerful positive message encouraging use & re-use • preparedness for EU PSI directive? The need for a policy Other issues
  • 18. • unwelcome use, unwelcome media • impact on current & future income generation • CC.0 is in perpetuity • CC.0 does not require attribution • can licenses be rescinded? • may limit ability to offer exclusive rights? The need for a policy Risks
  • 19. metadata • CC.0 (core only) • created by the Library Digital content image content (photos, maps, prints) • up to 1000px wide • CC-BY book type content • up to 1000px wide • CC-BY-NC-SA The policy and the licences the Policy
  • 20. organisational appetite rights in digitised resources? the “open” zealots the “closed” zealots dealing with “what if …” opinions versus evidence rights management implementation review The challenges and The Challenges
  • 21. Impact WikiCommons WikiCommons trial • 1,600 PD images • 2,500 px wide • GLAM WIKI toolset • 8% in use • in 14 Wikipedias
  • 22. Impact WikiCommons WikiCommons • ~ 2,000 images • 18 million article views • images in 750 articles • in 70 Wikipedias
  • 23. Impact Flickr Flickr since 2008 • + 2,000 images • Flickr Commons • No known copyright restrictions • 12.5 million views
  • 24. • the unknown impact – school projects – personal and professional research – enjoyment and entertainment – commercial use Impact The unknown
  • 25. • be prepared to balance! income generation and access CAN co-exist • move to “open” can motivate income generation • be careful, very careful, of CC.0 • study the exemplars • record the impact • publicise! tips
  • 26. thank you Gill Hamilton Digital Access Manager g.hamilton@nls.uk