Encourage cultural institutions to use open licenses
Wikimedia Italia is working jointly with ICOM Italia (International Council of Museums) and in particular with his Research Group Digital Cultural Heritage. The group is born in 2015 with the aim to studying and implementing tools to support the Museums in defining their online communication strategy.
From now on, Wikimedia Italy and the Research Group Digital Cultural Heritage, intend to give further impetus and visibility to initiatives already implemented in the past months, with a series of actions that encourage cultural institutions to use open licenses on their content. In particular through:
the creation of a special award for cultural institutions which have adopted open licences;
the development of training dedicated to museum operators;
the dissemination, in museums, archives and libraries, of the FAQ Author's rights, copyright and open licenses for culture on the web, a paper with practical indications with the aim of clarifying the opportunities and legal limits related to the reuse and dissemination of digital reproduction of cultural resources on the web, in order to be able to take decisions on topics of a complex world with a better awareness.
the development of a research project on the economic impact of the adoption of open licences by cultural institutions, through the offer of a prize for degree theses.