[Foundation-l] Europeana and public domain

emijrp emijrp at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 10:30:45 UTC 2011

Dear all;

Looks like we have a big ally in the digitisation of public domain content

"The Europeana Foundation has published a policy statement, the Public
Domain Charter, to highlight the value of public domain content in the
knowledge economy. It alerts Europe's museums, libraries, archives and
audiovisual collections to the fact that digitisation of Public Domain
content does not create new rights in it."

Are European Wikimedia chapters working on this with Europeana?

Oh, surprise! Not an European museum but The Israel Museum (remember the
Dead Sea Scroll digitisaton?[2]) is a project partner.[3]


[1] http://www.version1.europeana.eu/web/europeana-project/publications
[3] http://www.version1.europeana.eu/web/europeana-project/project-partners

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