‘Open’ publication not only means publishing the material as a streaming file, but also by offering a downloadable file in order to stimulate reuse on a large scale. For example, Sound and Vision uploads films on its open media platform Open Images and donates these films to Wikimedia Commons, after which the footage can be linked to an article on Wikipedia. This leads to increasing visibility and reach of the collection, as well as the institute.
How do we know whether the collection can be made available online? How about copyright? To get a clear view on this, Sound and Vision developed a flowchart which is the basis for every copyright research within our collection.
The flowchart makes us aware of copyright. It’s an instrument that provides structure in asking the right questions and finding answers. Sometimes, a risk analysis is needed after taking the steps of the flowchart. With the risk analysis in mind, a decision is made whether material can be made available online, as stream only or also as a downloadable file.
The outcome of the copyright research is secured in our MAM-system (MAM: Media Asset Management) and traceable in the online catalogue of Sound and Vision.
Below you find a short description of the steps to take according to the flowchart. This flowchart is based on the policy of Sound and Vision.