May 23, 2022

A New and Developing Metadata and Digital Content Licensing Policy at the National Library of Scotland

From the Open Knowledge Foundation Blog:

The National Library of Scotland is working on procedures and guidance to support a new and developing Metadata and Digital Content Licensing policy. As part of this work the Library has released collection metadata associated with the First World War Official Photographs under a CC0 license to The European Library (TEL) for inclusion in both its portal and in Europeana.

The Library will continue to release further CC0 licensed metadata to TEL and Europeana over the coming months.

The policy development is also being informed by a limited release of digital content to the WikiCommons project.

Read the Complete Blog Post (Includes Links to View Photos Online)

See Also: The National Library of Scotland Was Presented the Wikimedia “GLAM of the Year” Award in August

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.