[KS] AKS and Creative Commons

Javier Cha jcha at fas.harvard.edu
Tue Jan 12 00:28:58 EST 2010

Dear list members,

I wanted to quickly bring to your attention that the Academy of Korean
Studies has started to distribute their wealth of premodern historical
data under a Creative Commons license. For one example, see:
http://bit.ly/7OJHyu. Not all parts of the AKS website reflect this
change yet, but I expect the copyright notices to be updated gradually
over time.

Here is an introduction to Creative Commons, if you are not familiar
with it already: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons.

This is a historic decision in my view, and prepares the Korean
history field for the upcoming wave of digital humanities (cf. blog
and twitter updates from MLA 2009 and AHA 2010).

I hope this trend catches on to other distributors digitized historical sources.


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