The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana announced the launch of, “a collaborative approach to rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright status of cultural objects”:

In this cooperative effort, we have built a flexible system of rights statements that allows our contributing cultural heritage partners, who hold the digital works, to clearly communicate to users what they can or cannot do with the objects they discover.  Use of the statements also means that use of the data can become more standardized across the world.

This valuable resource facilitates conversations between cultural heritage organizations and their users around how collections can be used, and provides a roadmap for librarians working on digital collections to begin those conversations without having to start from scratch.

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