|Title:||Art Museum Images in Scholarly Publishing|
|Citation:||Allen, N. (2012) Art Museum Images in Scholarly Publishing. Texas: Connexions.|
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|About the Data|
|Data Description:||Data were obtained through case studies of three museums, including Interviews with their workers.|
|Data Type:||Primary data|
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|Cross Country Study?:||No|
|Government or policy study?:||No|
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“An overview of the history and climate around museum practices regarding the publishing of reproductions of images in their collections.”
Main Results of the Study
• The adoption of open access policies by GLAM institutions carries many perceived risks, including: loss of income (from image licensing), associated costs of manging, loss of control of high-quality files, and uncertainty about copyright status of digitised images.
• Nonetheless, the institutions surveyed in these case studies cite many benefits after adoption of an open access policy, including: increased exposure, staff efficiencies and improved service to scholars. Further, effects on revenues appear to be neutral, rather than causing loss of income.
Policy Implications as Stated By Author
The study does not make any explicit policy recommendations.
Coverage of Study
|Level of aggregation:||Museums|
|Period of material under study:||2008|