Currently this is a scratchpad for referencing known uses of CC licensing and material by the collections and cultural sectors - ie museums, libraries, archives and galleries. Please add to the list and turn compelling uses into Case Studies.
- released 100,000 photographs under CC BY-SA for free reuse on Wikicommons and saw sales of prints of the photographs double (see slides here)
- donated 250,000 photographs from their German Photo Collection (depicting scenes from German history and daily life) with corresponding captions and metadata to Wikicommons - all under Germany’s ported CC BY-SA 3.0 license or in the public domain.
- has collaborated with the local Wikimedia community, to document materials in the museum’s collection (eg through photography) and upload this material to Wikicommons (see slides here)
- maintains two open access journals, the Armenian Journal of Mathematics and Armenian Journal of Physics, both of which are under Creative Commons Attribution licences.
- license educational materials and photos under CC licences
- license their collection descriptions under CC BY-NC and their collection data under BY-SA (specifically for reuse on Wikipedia)
- have written papers on the financial and other benefits of OA, and posted on crowd-sourced discoveries and reuse as a result
- license a large range of their internal documents/policies under CC, mainly through their Open Publish initiative (see background paper)
- encourage donors to use CC as part of their Flickr-based PictureAustralia initiative
- incorporate Wikipedia descriptions and crowdsourced text-correction in their Newspapers Online Australia initiative (see slides here and here)
- Australia's main public broadcaster has started releasing material from its archives under CC BY-NC
- has launched the beta of a digital storytelling initiative, Now and Then, that requires contributors to CC license
- incorporate CC licensed material (and in particular photographs) into their digital storytelling collection