One of the things achieved by the CC-PD-mark is that the GLAM that has the original of a public domain work is identified. This has the same relevance as associating a source with a fact.
While the CC-PD-mark is based on good-will it does add value as it provides both provenance and good relations with the GLAM world it is the kind of good-will that provides us with a win-win strategy.
Our adoption of the CC-PD-mark is of immense interest to Europeana. With 1,069,565 files labelled in this our is probably the largest collection identified in this way. There will be a substantial overlap with the collections that Europeana represents and this makes Europeana an obvious partner for collaborating on meta data.
|Pictures of Calcutta on Europeana|