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Friday, July 13, 2007

Access to Australia's cultural heritage

Australian Framework And Action Plan For Digital Heritage Collections, Collections Council of Australia, July 9, 2007. (Thanks to DigitalKoans.) Excerpt:

As the creation and exchange of digital information grows exponentially, there is a pressing need to act immediately to ensure ongoing access to Australia's cultural heritage in digital form....

PS: The report emphasizes preservation more than access, but it takes the enlightened position that preservation is long-term survival for the sake of long-term access. It doesn't mention open access, but seems to mean it whenever it refers to online access.