- Digital Resources
Restitution of Cultural (and Scholarly) Work
This is a draft... you may have noticed!
The idea for this came up in relation to a discussion about the publisher Idea Group who has historically swept up large collections of scholarly papers which were packaged up and sold to libraries. The prices of the books are beyond the means of just about everybody ($500 USD for a two-volume set).
Perhaps cultural artifacts and scholarly material should be treated differently? I.e. in two patterns??
One of the ideas is to have a rating sheet for publishers -- a "dirty dozen" (for the worst) and something comparable for the best perhaps?
The other is to develop specific liberation, repatriation, or restitution plans for specific books, journals, or publishing houses.
Themes:Research for Action
Themes:Globalism and Localism
Reference:<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/27/arts/design/27ethi.html">Returning Stolen Art: No Easy Answers</a>