Digital Library Seminar Series: 2010-04-21

Topic

Wikipedia, Museums, Libraries, and Access to Art Collections

Speaker

Liam Wyatt

Affiliation

Vice President of Wikimedia Australia

Description

The availability of art images through Wikimedia and other openly accessible sources is often defined and controlled by license agreements and institutional policies asserted by museums and even libraries that hold the original art collections.  Re-evaluation and critical examination of policies that will enable museums to better contribute to and use Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, and for the Wikimedia community to benefit from the expertise in museums.  This session will provide a close look at rules, guidelines and examples that can be clarified to order to promote active engagement between the keepers of the collections and the scholars, publishers, and other members of the public who seek to benefit from them.

Date

2010-04-21

Day

Wednesday

Time

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Location

203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University

Files

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