Research

Democratising the Rijksmuseum

Why did the Rijksmuseum make available their highest quality material without restrictions, and what are the results?

Type: Case Study
Author
Joris Pekel
Description
This case study examines the Rijksmuseum's decision and steps taken to release its digital surrogates of public domain works online at the highest resolution without any copyright restrictions.
Date
2014 August 27
Abstract
The abstract provided by the author(s) of this work is as follows: In 2011, the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands started releasing images of public domain works online. In 2013, these were all made available in the highest resolution possible, without any copyright restrictions. In this paper, the different steps taken during this process are described, along with the consequent results.
Publisher
Europeana Foundation
Institution
Europeana
Jurisdiction
The Netherlands, European Union
Language
ENG
Size
2.3 MB, 15 pp.
Copyright Information
In Copyright
Rights and Reuse
CC BY-SA
Cortex Citation:
Joris Pekel, “Democratising the Rijksmuseum,” Copyright Cortex, accessed November 21, 2017, https://copyrightcortex.org/research/democratising-the-rijksmuseum.