Cultural heritage institutions often struggle with applying accurate rights statements to their digital objects. Europeana takes a look back on what it learned in the past seven years and how it takes that experience forward in 2019.
Julia Fallon, Europeana Foundation’s Senior Policy Adviser: “In 2012, research conducted by Kennisland – our trusted partner since 2010 and architects of the Europeana Licensing Framework – revealed that 54% of the 24 million objects found through Europeana Collections had no standardised rights information at all. Thanks to the introduction of a new Data Exchange Agreement which requires all digital objects to be labelled with a standardised rights statements, mid way through 2012, this percentage dropped to 34%. “