Public Sector Information Directive - Cultural Data survey, European Commission (Cultural Data)

Posted: Sunday, 10 December 2017

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, are conducting a study to support the review of Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information. The closing date for submissions is 7 January 2018.

In 2013 the European Union reviewed the Directive on Public Sector Information (Directive 2003/98/EC, the "PSI Directive") and established the principle that all available information produced and collected by public sector institutions must be made available for reuse under open terms and conditions. The 2013 amended Directive brought publicly funded libraries (including university libraries), museums and archives into its scope, overall imposing on these players the same obligations as for public bodies since 2003 with a few exceptions related to charging and re-use. This constituted one of the major changes of the revised Directive.

The aim of this survey is to gather evidence for an evaluation of the revised Directive and to investigate the effects of the extension of the PSI Directive to cultural data held by publicly funded libraries, museums and archives. The survey targets these actors and raises questions about the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of these new provisions of the PSI Directive.

If you have any question or remark concerning this survey, please contact Martina Barbero:

Click here to complete the survey.