I agree completely. In fact, I would weight "freely shares their own images of PD works" and "releases their own IP under a CC license" much more highly than "allows photography from the public".
What are the other criteria (beyond photographic policy) that we we would expect to see in a GLAM that was "free-culture compliant"? -Liam wittylama.com/blog Peace, love & metadata On 5 January 2011 15:22, Lee Gillentine <lgillent...@gmail.com> wrote: > I like that idea. > > Personally, I think patrons taking photos in museums is annoying, and I can > understand the reasons why museums would have a restrictive photo policy. > So an important thing to add to the criteria of rating museum's > "free-culture-compliance" is the availability of images of items in their > collections through some type of creative-commons license. This, of course, > can be weighted differently than actually being able to take photos inside > the museum. > > -Lee > > On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> (referring to previous thread: Yes, as several people have described, >> Wikimedia takes assiduous care about copyright but cannot be responsible for >> contracts (formal or implied) between third-parties e.g. a museum and its >> patrons.) >> >> Continuing from the link that Sammy posted, >> http://hyperallergic.com/photopolicy/ >> this has got me wondering if it really is viable to create a museum >> photography policy list... but much more than that... >> >> I think this could work globally, but first I'd like to see if it works in >> one area and I think that New York is as perfect a place as could be found >> for such a trial. >> >> What I'm thinking is whether it would be a good idea for Wikimedia to >> sponsor the creating of a "free-culture-compliant" rating schema for >> cultural organisations. If it worked properly, it could be updated and >> "announced" annually with the best organisations in different categories >> (National/less than 5 employees/libraries...) winning some kind of >> recognition/award. >> >> Where I'm basing this off is Greenpeace's "Guide to Greener Electronics" >> which has been running for several years now: >> >> http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/electronics/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/ >> The deal with this is to take the public statements/policies of the major >> tech organisations and rate them against a set of objective criteria. Each >> year the new edition produces quite a bit of publicity e.g. >> http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/27/apple-greenpeace-greener-electronics-rankings >> >> Why I like this system is that it only assesses publicly stated policies >> which means it does not require a complicated/expensive assessment system or >> checking compliance with those policies. Also, by reducing things to a score >> it makes it easy to rate the companies which allows for simple reporting >> phrases (that the newspapers and corporate management like) such as "Nokia >> stays in 1st place with the same score of 7.5 [green]". >> >> Now, imagine if we could produce an objective list of "free-culture >> criteria" that are applicable to cultural organisations (including but not >> limited to photographic policies) and give each criterion a weighting. We >> could make the list and the assessment process public, as is the wiki way, >> which would also enable other organisations to self-assess if they wanted to >> (something that cannot be done with Greenpeace's closed system). Then, once >> an assessment had been done on all the institutions, we would be in the >> position to be able to make a press release saying (for example): >> "in 2011 The Brooklyn museum is the most free cultural institution in New >> York, with the Tenement museum being the most improved whist the Frick >> Collection became less free over the same period." This also allows smaller >> institutions to be able to "beat" the big guys at something for the first >> time! >> >> What do you think of the idea in general? What do you think of the idea >> specifically for NYC in 2011? And...before you think I'm just trying ask you >> to do work, I should point out that the WMF has recently hired me on a 1 >> year fellowship (not yet announced) to improve our GLAM >> outreach/collaboration capacity and therefore I would definitely be up for >> helping to do the hard work on such a project. >> >> Sincerely, >> -Liam / Witty lama >> >> wittylama.com/blog >> Peace, love & metadata >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia_NYC mailing list >> Wikimedia_NYC@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia_nyc >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia_NYC mailing list > Wikimedia_NYC@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia_nyc > >
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