Interview with Koven Smith
"Ownership of an artwork file is much more tightly controlled. Dealing with digital files as art objects, as opposed to dealing with digital representations of artworks is different, because your primary goal is often restricting access rather than enabling access."
Koven J. Smith is the principal at Kinetic Museums, which provides consulting services to the museum and non-profit sector. Prior to that, he was Director of Technology at the Denver Art Museum, Manager of Interpretive Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Systems Architect at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.