Survey on the usage of Creative Commons by cultural heritage organisations

A survey is being carried out by the Eduserv Foundation into the use of more open licensing schemes such as Creative Commons by cultural heritage organisations.

Jordan Hatcher, formerly a Research Associate at the AHRC Research Centre for studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, is leading a study into how open content licences are currently being used by cultural organisations in the UK. The study began in June, 2007 and is being funded by the Eduserv Foundation. Ed Barker of Eduserv is assisting with the work.

In the survey, it is asked if people are interested in a ‘toolkit’ being produced next year to help people understand these ‘new’ ways of licensing cultural heritage information. This is something I would love to see, as an advocate of Creative Commons.

It’s a shared cultural heritage that we have, and come what may, it’s our duty to share the information we have about it.

One Response to Survey on the usage of Creative Commons by cultural heritage organisations

  1. Jordan Hatcher 8 August, 2007 at 10:19 am #

    Thanks for the post about the survey! I’m really looking forward to jumping into the analysis once the survey is complete.