CC’s #BetterSharing Collection | January: Open Palms, Not Clutching Fists

As part of #20CC, last year we joined forces with Fine Acts to spark a global dialogue on what better sharing looks like in action. Our #BetterSharing collection of illustrations was the result — we gathered insights from 12 prominent open advocates around the world and tasked 12 renowned artists who embrace openness with transforming … Read More “CC’s #BetterSharing Collection | January: Open Palms, Not Clutching Fists”

Pioneers of Open Culture: A look back at how open access happened at three early adopters

Ever wondered how it must have been for some of the first cultural heritage institutions to embark on their open access journey? Michael Weinberg, Executive Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU Law, talked to three major institutions that helped shape the early open GLAM / open culture movement to … Read More “Pioneers of Open Culture: A look back at how open access happened at three early adopters”

Introducing the “Better Sharing” Illustrations — A Creative Commons & Fine Acts Collaboration

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Creative Commons and our licenses, we partnered with Fine Acts to commission the “Better Sharing” collection. We are excited to share the collection with the world, which was unveiled last week at CC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. The artworks are available on TheGreats.co to be enjoyed, used and adapted, and … Read More “Introducing the “Better Sharing” Illustrations — A Creative Commons & Fine Acts Collaboration”

CC celebrates 30 years of UNESCO Memory of the World

This week, the international community celebrates 30 years of the UNESCO Memory of the World Program. At Creative Commons (CC), we applaud the program’s achievements in enhancing preservation and access to documentary heritage from galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) around the globe. We laud the multitude of efforts enlisting documentary heritage to promote inclusive, … Read More “CC celebrates 30 years of UNESCO Memory of the World”

Open Minds Podcast: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker of Smarthistory

Hi Creative Commoners! On this episode, we’re joined by art historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, the co-founders and executive directors of Smarthistory. Smarthistory is a center for public art history, with thousands of free and CC licensed videos and essays written by experts who want to share their knowledge with learners around … Read More “Open Minds Podcast: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker of Smarthistory”

CC Expresses Views on Italian National Cultural Heritage Digitization Plan

A few weeks ago, the Italian Ministry of Culture issued its National Cultural Heritage Digitization Plan 2022-2023 – Guidelines for the acquisition, sharing and reuse of digital cultural heritage reproductions.  While the Plan is welcome as an important step towards the digital transformation of cultural heritage institutions (CHIs), it risks nonetheless restricting, rather than increasing, … Read More “CC Expresses Views on Italian National Cultural Heritage Digitization Plan”