A few changes at the rightsstatements.org consortium

Jul 18, 2018

In June’s annual meeting of the steering committee, Paul Keller - on behalf of Europeana Foundation - was elected chair of the consortium. Paul is the Director of Dutch think tank Kennisland, and a member of the Europeana Foundation, and Network Association Governing Boards.

The renewal of consortium chair follows the departure of co-founder Jill Cousins. Paul is supported in his role by Vice-Chair, Caitlin Horrall of Library & Archives Canada.

We’d like to thank Jill - and fellow co-founder and ex-chair of the DPLA, Dan Cohen for their work in creating the vision for the consortium, and starting us on the path towards becoming a firmly established global standard in the cultural heritage sector.

In addition, in July Greg Cram was been elected co-chair of the Statements Working Group. Greg is the Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy for the NYPL, involved in the development of the consortium since its inception and is a keen advocate for the take up on statements.

The position of co-chair of the Statement Working Group was previously held by Paul Keller, alongside current co-chair Emily Gore.

German and Estonian translations now available for use

Jun 8, 2018

Welcome to the rightsstatements.org blog! We will use this blog to share information about the development of rightsstatements.org and about the resources that can help you implementing our rights statements.

We’re happy to start with the great news that the official translations of all 12 statements into German and Estonian are now published and available for everyone to use.

We’d like to thank Ellen Euler and Ilja Braun for being the first volunteer and working with us to develop the German translation, and Vahur Pruik and Tanel Pern for their work delivering the Estonian translation. We would also like to thank everyone else who contributed to these translations via the public review or otherwise.

Using the translated version of the statements don’t require any extra work. If your browser language is set to German or Estonian, you will automatically see the statements in your chosen language. Alternatively you can browse the German and Estonian pages.

Upcoming translations

We currently have Portuguese, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Finland Swedish and Polish translations of the statements underway. All official translations are undertaken by volunteers following our translations policy. Once an application has progressed through the quality control steps laid out in the policy, the translations are published on rightsstatements.org. If you are interested in providing an official translation, please contact us at info@rightsstatements.org.

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