A guest contribution
04.01.2023 | 2 minutes reading time
For years, the Museum für Naturkunde has advocated for the recognition and implementation of Open Science. Now, a copyright policy has been published that clarifies and provides legal certainty on licensing issues for digitized collection materials.
The data from collection development and digitization as well as from research projects of the Museum für Naturkunde should bring the greatest possible added value to the scientific community as well as to society – for years, the museum has therefore been committed to the recognition and implementation of Open Science. Until now, however, there has been a lack of unified usage and licensing guidelines for the media and data produced and published in the course of digitization activities, and thus also of clear, easy-to-understand legal certainty for users, cooperation partners, and data suppliers.
In order to make the digitized material quickly available without major hurdles, in particular from the ongoing collection digitization, the museum has adopted a
With this regulation, the Museum für Naturkunde sets new standards that have not been conclusively established in many institutions. The copyright policy is thus in line with existing and future policies in the sense of Open Science at the museum (e.g.