An interesting interview to Seb Chan, presently Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
“Until November 2011, [Seb Chan] led the Digital, Social and Emerging Technologies department at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, where he oversaw the implementation of Open Access and Creative Commons licensing policies and many projects exploring new ways for visitors and citizens to engage and contribute to the Powerhouse’s collection…”
A recent, lengthy report (78 pages) by Alma Swan, UNESCO Communication and Information Sector, thoroughly introduces to Open Access policy and promotion guidelines.
“The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines- states the document’s Introduction - is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access…”
FOSS, Creative Commons licensing, digital heritage conservation, authors’ rights, and best practices are dealt with, putting them in a wider frame that makes of this report a standard reference for the issue.
Highly recommended read!
The Participatory Museum is a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places. It was written by me, Nina Simon. I’m an exhibit designer, museum consultant, and the author of the Museum 2.0 blog.
Posting this because this author is putting her entire book online under a Creative Commons license and I think that’s awesome. Also it’s relevant to my job and I think I should at least skim it at some point/recommend it to my boss.
I’ve been watching on-line while it was being written and am now eager to read it! And I very much like the Creative Commons / online availability things! :-)