Digitisation guidelines and agreements

Below is information about general guidelines and agreements which can help you when digitising 3D models.

Start by planning your work and drawing up an agreement with the other party, which clearly describes and regulates the rights to all material that is being produced. The agreement should be drawn up, regardless of whether the work is done internally or externally.

Producing 3D models is time and labour intensive, and requires skills and experience for a good final result. The necessary expertise is often not found internally.

Before an external party begins their work:

• Agree on the purpose of producing the 3D models and discuss the options with the intended external party.
• Draw up an agreement, before work begins, which clearly regulates the rights to all materials being produced in the process.
Digisam’s guide to copyright

More about copyright in digitisation

Rights created during Digitisation:

Rights created during Digitisation – Research

http://outofcopyright.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Thomas-Margoni-ExecSummary-Rights-created-during-ditigisation.pdf (Summary)

http://outofcopyright.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/digitisation_cultural_heritage-thomas-margoni.pdf (Full document)

Information and templates which can be of use



Nya riktlinjer för digitalisering på Riksantikvarieämbetet

Creative Commons licenses: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons

General digitisation guidelines
Regardless of whether the digitisation involves 3D models or not, there are some general guidelines. Below are some examples. More information can be found at: http://kulturarvsdata.se/raa/samla/html/9240

Open and linked data
Digisam recommends that persons working on digital cultural heritage aim to follow the star model formulated by Tim Berners-Lee, the man behind the internet. Read more here: http://www.digisam.se/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rekommendation_for_oppna_data.pdf

Good practice – in English


Digitising – how and why?
Source: The Swedish National Heritage Board, http://kulturarvsdata.se/raa/samla/html/9240