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The Met implements an image Open Access policy

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Harvesters, 1565 (Acc. No. 19.164; courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art took to Facebook Live today to announce their new Open Access policy, which makes images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of this website.

It also makes available data from the entire online collection ― both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions ― including basic information such as title, artist, date, medium, and dimensions. This data is available to all in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation.


Yale Center for British Art adds 1000s of new hi-res images

George Hicks, The Sinews of Old England, 1857, watercolor, graphite, gouache, gum arabic, and scraping out on cream wove paper, Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art FundThe Yale Center for British Art has just released more than 22,000 additional high-resolution images through its online collection. To date, the Center has made more than 69,000 images freely available online. This most recent release was made in conjunction with Public Domain Day, and while most of the artworks themselves are not new entries to the public domain, in most cases this will be the first time that digital images of these works are easily and openly accessible to the world. The Center’s images are available as both display-sized jpegs and full-page tiffs and are compatible with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), a project to make the world’s image repositories interoperable and accessible.

via Artdaily

Open Access Week at Davidson Library

Open Access logoOpen Access Week is an annual international event that promotes open access as a new norm in research and scholarship. Please join us for any or all of the Library’s Open Access Week programs to learn about trends and challenges in scholarly publishing.

Programs held during the week include:

  • Reinventing Scholarly Publishing: UC Press. Monday, October 19, 4-5:15 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Reinventing Scientific Publishing: Collabra, JoVE, PLOS. Tuesday, October 20, 4-5:15 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Reinventing Impact Factors: Altmetrics. Wednesday, October 21, 4-5pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Reinventing Publication Management at UC. Thursday, October 22, 4-6 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Innovation, Copyright, and the Academy: The Reinvention of Your Scholarship. Monday, November 2, 4-5:15 pm (Mary Cheadle Room, 3rd Floor)

Admission is free to all events. Refreshments will be served. The Library appreciates the support of our program co-sponsors: Academic Senate, Office of Research, and Graduate Division.

Guggenheim donates 100 images to upcoming Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Robert Delaunay, Circular Forms, 1930 (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, #2000.10)The Guggenheim has donated 100 images of artworks from its collection to Wikipedia in anticipation for its second Wikipedia “edit-a-thon” on Tuesday, May 19. During the event, participants at the museum and online can add information in Wikipedia as a way to explore the history, impact and influence of these artists and their works of art in the museum’s collection. These images will be available under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

via ArtDaily

CAA publishes Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual ArtsThe College Art Association (CAA) has published the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, a set of principles addressing best practices in the fair use of copyrighted materials based on a consensus of opinion developed through discussions with visual-arts and legal professionals. Initiated by CAA in 2012, it will be a vital resource for everyone working in the field, including artists, art historians, museum professionals, and editors by addressing copyright and fair use in Analytic Writing, Teaching about Art, Making Art, Museum Uses, and Online Access to Archival and Special Collections. The Code of Best Practices also provides numerous ways to evaluate and disseminate the applicability of fair use in a variety of situations.

College Art Association advocates for Fair Use of images in education

CAA_Advocacy_LogoThe College Art Association’s Advocacy blog posted news items relating to their continuing advocacy for image fair use in educational settings:

Comments sought for proposed UC Policy on Open Access draft

UC_OpenAccessThe Provosts Task Force on Open Access is looking for comments on the Proposed New Draft UC Policy on Open Access: Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions. The proposed new policy extends open access rights and responsibilities to all non-Senate members of the UC community who are authors of scholarly articles, non-Senate faculty, other academic personnel, students, administrators, and staff. The policy allows non-Senate authors of scholarly articles to maintain legal control over their research articles while making their work freely available to the public. The comments period closes January 15, 2015.

For more information on Open Access and eScholarship at UCSB, visit UCSB Library Services: Scholarly Communication, including a section specifically tailored to graduate students. For UC Open Access Policy, visit the UC Office of Scholarly Communication.

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