The NYT On Open Access in Museums

The New York Times has another great museum story, this time about open access in museums. “Mr. Berners-Lee’s call for open access has grown into a cultural movement. In museum boardrooms, unrestricted sharing is a current fixation. The new openness, loosely known as ‘open content,’ calls for curators to put holdings online without copyright restrictions. As with open-source software, anybody can use the material, and for any purpose. Want to turn a Cézanne still life into a T-shirt or a tattoo? Come and get it.”

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