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OpenGLAM Principles: ways forward to Open Access for cultural heritage

- April 30, 2019 in Featured, Front Page, OpenGLAM, principles

OpenGLAM? In the early 2010s, OpenGLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) was set up: a network that supports exchange and collaboration between cultural institutions that support Open Access. OpenGLAM is an initiative and working group of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN), currently known as Open Knowledge International, and was co-funded by the European Commission. Creative Commons, the Communia Association and the GLAM-Wiki community were […]

Do you use OpenGLAM? Help review shared #OpenGLAM principles for Open Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums

- October 15, 2018 in Featured, Front Page

TL;DR: As part of reinvigorating our OpenGLAM (Open Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) community, we’re evaluating the OpenGLAM principles: fill out this survey and get involved. Several months ago, community members from Wikimedia, Open Knowledge International and Creative Commons reinvigorated the “OpenGLAM” initiative. OpenGLAM is a global network of people and organizations who are working […]

The Crusade for Curious Images

- December 19, 2014 in #BLdigital, Digital Humanities, Events/Workshops, Front Page, Open Humanities

In December last year the British Library released over a million images on to Flickr Commons. The images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft and gifted to the British Library. One-year on and it seems pertinent to mark the anniversary with an event held at the […]

Let’s bring the Public Domain Calculators Worldwide !

- July 10, 2014 in Featured, Front Page, Public Domain, Workshops

This blogpost was written by Pierre Chrzanowski, Open Knowledge Foundation France Our cultural heritage is immense but it has been dispatched across countries, public institutions, private collections, and so forth. Hence, for a long time, there was unequal access to culture and knowledge. Those who were close to cultural institutions or knowledge centers had lots […]

New Topic Report: Public Sector Information in Cultural Heritage Institutions

- July 8, 2014 in documentation, Featured, Front Page

This week a new Topic Report has been published on the ePSI Platform about public sector information in cultural heritage institutions. The report discusses the current state of the digital cultural heritage landscape in Europe and looks at what the recently accepted amendments to the PSI Directive mean for the sector. What is Public Sector […]

OpenGLAM structure and Working Group

- February 27, 2014 in Featured, Front Page, News, Working Group

The OpenGLAM initiative has been around now for more than two years. In this period we have advocated for more open data in the cultural heritage sector in a variety of ways. In this blog post I want to give you an overview of the structure of OpenGLAM and of our different activities we organise […]