We officially launched the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities yesterday! James Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation gave a brilliant speech with strong opinions on creativity, culture, and online content.
We are eagerly awaiting responses from cultural and heritage institutions, making the case for freely available digital content as opposed to the paid for model he championed by – as well as considering our thoughts on the matter. We are also seeing what we can do to facilitate that response. Watch this space.
you can read some of the press coverage:
- Why James Murdoch was wrong to attack the British Library, in the Guardian
- “British Library newspaper archive plan riles Murdoch” in the Independent
- Google knows internet can no longer be free, says News Corp’s James Murdoch
in This is London