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Research into the value of public sector information for cultural institutions

September 2nd, 2009 by Seb Chan

The Australian Government 2.0 Taskforce is calling for quotes for a range of research projects.

Project #6 (pdf) is a quick turnaround project examining the ‘value of public sector information for cultural institutions’. AU$40,000 is available with a quote deadline of 9 September. Report due by 19 October.


Assess and quantify the economic and social benefits of making government information held by cultural institutions more widely available. For example, a cost benefit analysis of the social value of the additional outreach of the Powerhouse Museum in releasing various ‘orphan’ works into Creative Commons licensing.

Develop a tool or method to assist cultural agencies in providing open access to information. The tool or method should consider costs for open access, “second-best principles” for pricing data and could also include decision support on intellectual property issues.

Read and apply over here.

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