Doesn't Archive.org digitized for free if it's going on their site as
Commons? They were is 2006, I know that.
On 09/04/2016 1:46 PM, "Sam Wilson" <s...@samwilson.id.au> wrote:

> The argument for Ancestry is maybe slightly stronger, I reckon, in that
> often they're digitizing collections that are smaller and unlikely to have
> much funding (e.g. local government areas and smaller, even single churches
> sometimes). So it sort of makes sense to pay for that (because the
> organisations that own the collections can't do it).
>
> The SLNSW, on the other hand, is a single large institution and already
> has the skills and means to digitize. It's just a matter of money?
>
> Not that I know much about any of this :-) but the approach of the
> Australian War Memorial seems pretty good: get people who want particular
> items to pay for them to be digitized, and then make the digital files
> available for free to everyone else. That's the sort of non-commercial
> ethos that would be great to see within any publicly-funded institution. :)
>
> —Sam
>
> On 09/04/16 09:07, Kerry Raymond wrote:
>
> I’m with Andrew, it’s a both a blessing and a curse. I’ve seen the same
> thing happen in family history. Once the records were there in physical
> form in a distant part of the world (result: no access for most people);
> then Ancestry came along and offered to digitise them and sell
> subscriptions to access the data (result: access for anyone willing/able to
> pay). For me, I find the Ancestry subscription cost reasonable for what I
> get access to (I use it for Wikipedia research as well as family history)
> but not everyone thinks it’s affordable.
>
>
>
> So, I think the real question with SLNSW is “at what price will it become
> accessible?”.
>
>
>
> When the time is right, we should try to negotiate for the Wikipedia
> Library program to get access to some subscriptions (assuming that’s the
> model chosen – could be pay-per-view).
>
>
>
> Kerry
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Wikimediaau-l [mailto:wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org
> <wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org>] *On Behalf Of *Robert Myers
> *Sent:* Friday, 8 April 2016 1:20 PM
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> *Subject:* Re: [Wikimediaau-l] NSW State Library
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>
>
> More of a concern, IMO
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> On 8 Apr 2016, at 12:47 PM, Andrew Owens <orderinchao...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> Just noticed an article about the NSW State Library that's either an
> opportunity or a concern...
>
>
>
>
> http://www.itnews.com.au/news/nsw-state-library-to-turn-3bn-collection-over-to-private-sector-417974
>
>
>
> kindest regards
>
> Andrew
>
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