Europeana has released their Public Domain Charter.┬áThe document seeks not be be prescriptive, but to foster discussion and innovation to aid cultural heritage institutions in meeting their core missions with costly digitization as a new and growing part of that mission. This is one of the best documents I’ve seen in terms of explaining the necessity and difficulty of balancing support for open and free public access with the costs of creating and maintaining digitized content. See the excerpt from the Public Domain Charter below, with my bolding of significant portions for emphasis: This Charter is a policy statement […] [T]he transformation from guardians ofRead More →