Choosing rights: before and after your collection goes online.

Lightning Talk
Cory Grace, Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Asian Art Museum, USA, Melinda Jane Tomerlin, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, USA

You are ready to move your collection online, but where do you start? Focusing on issues of rights and reproductions, we will cover what you need to have ready for securing your image rights and the evolution of our rights permissions since we put our entire collection online. We have had a few surprises along the way too, including the fact that even though all of our images are now freely available online, our R&R revenue has actually increased. We have also, however, run into the issue of discovering a couple of companies reselling our images without our permission. Hear how we have untangled, and continue to be responsive, to the ever-changing landscape of handling online collections.