Resources tagged with open source

The pros and cons of switching to free and open-source digital tools and software

1. Introduction Creative commons in relation to digital materials and open-source software are useful resources for heritage organisations. Using freely available materials such as images, music and computer applications may provide significant savings on licensing fees. Your organisation can also create digital content which you may then choose to make openly available to others, especially … Read more

What do I need to know about open licensed assets?

1. What are open licensed assets? Open licensed assets are types of creative content that are made available for everyone to freely use, share and adapt under an open licence. The assets can be images, artworks, text, music, or videos and are usually protected by copyright. Open licensed assets are sometimes called Free Cultural Works. … Read more

Working With Open Licences: A Guide For Projects

This guide has been produced for The National Lottery Heritage Fund by Dr Andrea Wallace and Dr Mathilde Pavis as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Please note this guidance does not constitute legal advice. 1. Overview The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s licensing requirement supports open access to the rich heritage in the UK and … Read more

Open licensing and mobile tools to encourage engagement with art

Describes how a group of Danish art galleries joined forces to develop a shared mobile platform based on open content. The case study explores the collaborative process and the benefits of cross-institution collaboration when developing an in-gallery mobile tool designed to encourage greater engagement. It also looks at the adoption of open licences such as the Creative Commons … Read more