Useful resources

The following web resources may be of interest to organisations who are interested in providing digital access to collections.

The Digital Access to Collections project is an initiative of GLAM Peak – the peak representative bodies of the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sectors in Australia – which began meeting in mid-2015, collaborating to enable people to access, use and build on our national collections.

Libraries Australia is a resource sharing service managed by the National Library of Australia for Australian libraries and their users.

The ADA is a broad coalition of copyright users and innovators who support copyright laws that strike a balance between providing reasonable incentives for creators, on one hand, and the wider public interest in the advancement of learning, innovation and culture, on the other.

The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. It provides easily accessible and affordable practical, user-friendly information, legal advice, education and forums on Australian copyright law for content creators and consumers. 

RightsStatements.org provides 12 standardized rights statements that can be used by cultural heritage institutions to communicate the copyright and re-use status of digital objects to the public. These statements provide a minimum, baseline standard for organizations contributing to the DPLA, Europeana and Trove.

Creative Commons is an international non-profit organisation that provides free licences and tools that copyright owners can use to allow others to share, reuse and remix their material, legally.

Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling.