Presentation to Library Meeting on Yale's Open Access to Collections

February 14, 2012

Melissa Fournier, Associate Registrar and Manager of Imaging Services at the Yale Center for British Art, delivered a presentation entitled "Opening Access to Works in the Public Domain at Yale University" at the Midwinter Virtual Meeting of the Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Yale’s Open Access Policy, announced in 2011, provides license‐ and royalty-free access to digital images of public domain materials in Yale collections.

The talk covers the development of the policy at Yale and explores some of the implications of the policy, including implementation challenges, and it provides a brief picture of the technical and policy implementation at the Yale Center for British Art in particular.

View the presentation: "Opening Access to Works in the Public Domain at Yale University."