Digital guide: working with open licences

This guide was produced by Dr Andrea Wallace and Dr Mathilde Pavis at the University of Exeter for The National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is available under a CC BY 4.0 licence at the Heritage Fund website.

The guide was designed to help heritage organisations meet The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s open licencing requirement. Even though the guide is intended for British organisations, it is certainly worth reading to learn about how heritage organisations in the UK are embracing open licencing.

In addition to a short explanation of licencing with Creative Commons in a cultural management context, it also touched upon some case studies on using wiki to share open materials. The word ‘wiki’ refers to a website built using collaborative editing software. Many UK heritage organisations share open digital content through wiki-based sites.

You can read the full guide here.

My question for discussion: In the guide, it was stated that the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain tool operates as a ‘no rights reserved’ alternative for the Public Domain Mark or fallback licence for users in any country. Does the CC0 1.0 dedication seems like a suitable licence for your project?