If records cannot be accessed or shared online, the very mission of the museum is at risk. This is a moment for museum professionals to enter new arenas and test digital tools that transform and improve how they work.
As leaders, let’s not worry about wasting time; let’s be patient with it, let’s learn from it.
Museums have always earned our trust; many today continue to advance trust by embracing new technologies and initiatives that help further their mission of providing access while protecting creators rights.
The European Parliament should be congratulated not for helping quell an escalating struggle between big powerful companies but rather for lifting up and giving needed voice to creators everywhere.