... While there is much ado in [cultural heritage] digitization policy statements about making the material usable and re-usable, particularly the latter ideal is hardly ever realized, certainly not where we are talking about enabling research and education users (not to mention "deep sharing" with other memory institutions, cf. Seaman, 2004) to download rich archival material, choose segments from it and reuse them in new projects and contexts.
We try to counter this by teaching the students open access, deep access and open source approaches, and we furthermore require the students to work with and to deliver their project materials on an open access basis, encouraging them to apply a Creative Commons license to their intellectual enhancements of the digitized material. ...
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.