'Access and the Digital Surrogate: Openness as a philosophy'. Credit: Courtesy National Digital Forum
Andrea Wallace gives keynote at New Zealand's National Digital Forum in Wellington
Andrea Wallace, Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, presented her research on the impact that a claim to copyright in reproductions has on meaningful access to and reuse of the public domain.
New Zealand's National Digital Forum is a network of people working together to enhance digital engagement with New Zealand's culture and heritage. Their annual conference is attended by communities of practice in the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums), as well as academics and policymakers working with digital and material culture at national and international levels. This year, Andrea delivered the closing keynote of the conference's first day on the topic of 'Access and the Digital Surrogate: Openness as a philosophy''. She discussed institutional approaches to open access, both on-site and online.
Following the conference, Andrea also met with policymakers in the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment to discuss New Zealand's upcoming copyright legislation overhaul.
Date: 30 November 2017