Digital guide: working with open licences

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This guide is based on the The National Lottery Heritage Fund's publication, published on 4 March 2021. Please refer to the original publication for the original text.

The aim of these pages is to collaboratively adjust the guide to the needs of the OpenGLAM community and translate that to several languages.



Understanding open licences and the public domain

Benefits of open licences

The National Lottery Heritage Fund open licensing requirement

Exceptions to the open licensing requirement

Applying the open licensing requirement

Examples in practice

Annex: draft terms and conditions for your website

Thank yous[edit]

The authors extend their thanks to Josie Fraser, Head of Digital Policy at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, for her support with this guide.

Thank yous also go to reviewers of this guide: Alesia Barnard, Tania Barton, Evelin Heidel, Robyn Llewellyn, Douglas McCarthy, and Ruchir Shah.

Finally, thank you to the UK cultural institutions and organisations that have published their materials using the CC BY licence and CC0 tool. These images were crucial to illustrating this guide with in-practice examples of how to share materials through open licences and tools.

Sharing this guide[edit]

This guide was produced by Dr Andrea Wallace and Dr Mathilde Pavis at the University of Exeter for The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Please cite this resource as: ‘Working With Open Licences: A Guide For Projects’, Andrea Wallace and Mathilde Pavis (2021), supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, CC BY 4.0.