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Remix public domain artworks: join the GIF IT UP 2017 competition

Open Knowledge International - October 11, 2017 in open culture, Open GLAM, OpenGLAM, public domain review

This blogpost has been adapted from the press release by Europeana. Open Knowledge International has for many years advocated for the importance of open cultural data, which enables citizens from across the world to enjoy this material, understand their cultural heritage and re-use this material to produce new works of art. Some examples of this work include the OpenGLAM initiative that promotes free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, and The Public Domain Review, an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to promoting and celebrating the public domain in all its abundance and variety. Another great initiative encouraging the reuse of openly licensed cultural data is the GIF IT UP competition, which is open for contributions this month. From 1-31 October, all GIF­makers, history nuts, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet are invited to take part in the fourth annual GIF IT UP competition. The competition encourages people to create new, fun and unique artworks from digitized cultural heritage material. A GIF is an image, video or text that has been digitally manipulated to become animated. Throughout the month, they can create and submit their own, using copyright-free digital video, images or text from Europeana CollectionsDigital Public Library of America (DPLA)Trove, or DigitalNZ. All entries help promote public domain and openly licensed collections to a wider audience, and increase the reuse of material from these four international digital libraries, including Europeana Collections. The contest is supported by GIPHY, the world’s largest library of animated GIFs. The 2017 competition will have a special focus on first-time GIF-makers and introduce them to openly licensed content. A GIF-making workshop, providing tools and tutorials to help visitors create their first artworks, will be held on 14-15 October in cooperation with THE ARTS+, the creative business festival at the Frankfurt Book Fair. One of this year’s contributions, via GIPHY The jury, made up of representatives from GIPHY, DailyArt and Public Domain Review, will be awarding one grand prize winner with an Electric Object – a digital photo frame especially for GIFs – sponsored by GIPHY. Prizes of online gift cards will go to three runners-up as well as winners in a first-time GIF-makers category. Special prizes will be allocated in thematic categories: transport, holidays, animals and Christmas cards. People are also invited to take part in the People’s Choice Award and vote on the competition website for their favourite GIF, which will receive a Giphoscope. All eligible entries will be showcased on the GIPHY channel dedicated to the competition, and promoted on social media with the hashtag #GIFITUP2017. GIF IT UP started in 2014 as an initiative by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and DigitalNZ, and has since become a cultural highlight. 368 entries from 33 countries are featured on the GIF IT UP Tumblr. In 2016, the grand prize was awarded to ‘The State Caterpillar’, created by Kristen Carter and Jeff Gill from Los Angeles, California, using source material from the National Library of France via Europeana. Nono Burling, who got awarded the 2016 People’s Choice Award for ‘Butterflies’, said: “I adore animated GIFs made from historic materials and have for many years. The first contest in 2014 inspired me to make them myself, and every year I try to improve my skills.” Results of the 2017 competition will be announced in November on the GIF IT UP website and related social media.

Kulttuurihakkerit avoimien arkistojen kimpussa – 20 uutta konseptia viikonlopun aikana

Open Knowledge Finland - May 11, 2017 in 2017, avoin glam, creative commons, Featured, gallen-kallela, Hack4FI, hack4fi 2017, hackathon, helsingin kaupunginmuseo, kulttuuri, mannerheim, Open GLAM, projects, vr, wikimedia, WIkipedia, yle

Kuva: Mika Honkanen Viime viikonloppuna kolmatta kertaa järjestetty Hack4FI – Hack your heritage -kulttuurihackathon onnistui jälleen yli odotusten. Ylen studiotalossa pidetyssä tapahtumassa kävi viikonlopun aikana noin 80 henkeä. Yli 50 kehittäjää (kulttuurihakkeria) – taiteilijaa, graafista suunnittelijaa, koodaria, muotoilijaa, käsikirjoittajaa ja humanistia Suomesta ja ulkomailta – loivat yhdessä lähes 20 uutta sovellusta, sovelluskonseptia, demoa, datavisualisointia ja verkkotyökalua. Yksi moniammatillisista tiimeistä esimerkiksi kehitti tekoälyyn perustuvan tavan muuntaa mustavalkoisia videoita ja kuvia värilliseksi. Useampi ryhmä tarttui Helsingin kaupunginmuseon haasteeseen kehittää virtuaalitodellisuuden hyödyntämiseen perustuvaa Aikakone-näyttelyä museon tiloissa. Moni innostui myös luomaan tapoja tuoda suomalaista kulttuuriperintöä Wikipediaan. “Ylelle oli suuri ilo antaa tilat ja teknologia Hack4FI-tapahtuman käyttöön. Oli hienoa nähdä, miten eri alojen osaajien yhteisellä innostuksella ja työllä saadaan muutamassa päivässä aikaiseksi jotain ihan uutta ja inspiroivaa. Toivon, että nyt kolmena vuonna peräkkäin järjestetty tapahtuma muodostuu kulttuurialan yhteiseksi perinteeksi ja saa jatkoa myös ensi vuonna”, Ylen arkistopäällikkö Katri Vänttinen toteaa. Pohjoismaiseen Hack your heritage -perheeseen kuuluva Hack4FI perustuu vapaasti käytettävissä olevien digitaalisten kulttuuriperintöaineistojen hyödyntämiselle uusien töiden luomiseksi. Materiaalina toimivat esimerkiksi valokuvat, vanhat kartat, maalaukset, äänimaisemat, sekä aineistoja kuvaavat metatiedot. Tänä vuonna suosituimmiksi nousivat Helsingin Kaupunginmuseon, Finnan, Helsingin kaupungin, Mannerheim-museon, Yle Arkiston ja Gallen-Kallela -museon aineistot. Aineistoja tarjoavista yhteistyökumppaneista vuoden museoksi valittu Helsingin kaupunginmuseo avasi hiljattain (HS 26.4.2017) peräti 45 000 korkearesoluutioista kuvaa vapaasti hyödynnettäväksi. Hienona ja ajankohtaisena avauksena aineisto oli hackathonissa erityisen suosittu.

Muutamia esimerkkejä viikonlopun aikana tehdyistä töistä:

The HoboTram täydentää kävijäkokemusta Helsingin kaupunginmuseossa keinotodellisuuden (VR) keinoin. Käyttäjä voi aikamatkustaa raitiovaunulla, nähdä historiallisia maisemia ja kuulla tunnetun laitapuolen kulkijan J.K. Harjun tarinoita ja mietteitä. The HoboTram kruunattiin hackathonissa yleisön suosikiksi. Image and video colorization with AIkeinoälyn avulla tehdään mustavalkokuvista ja -videoista värillisiä. Kuvat ja videot saavat uutta elämää kun ne väritetään! Mannerheim-museon kuvista tehtiin hauska gif-animaatiotyökalu Mannerheim goes GIF. Toisessa työssä (GMxAG)  leikiteltiin Mannerheimin ja Akseli Gallen-Kallelan välisellä ystävyydellä. Tuloksena luotiin Gallen-Kallelan tyylille ominainen kuvafiltteri, joka yhdistettynä Mannerheimin kuviin synnytti Gallen-Kallela-henkistä Mannerheim-taidetta. AR Wiki statues -tiimi kehitti lisätyn todellisuuden sovelluksen, jossa katsomalla kaupungin eri patsaita älypuhelimen kameran kautta saa patsaista lisätietoa. Toinen Wikimedia-aiheinen projekti Wikidocumentaries hahmotteli yhdessä Finnan kanssa eri tapoja, joilla Finnan valtavan kulttuuriaineistotietokannan tietoa ja kuvia voidaan kätevästi hakea ja yhdistää muuhun avoimeen aineistoon ja viedä Wikimedian projekteihin, kuten Wikipediaan. Muutama hackathonin aikana ideoitu työ jatkaa myös Ylen Beta Challenge -kilpailussa. Yle Beta Challenge on Ylen ideahautomon haastekilpailu, jossa etsitään tulevaisuuden mediakokemuksia ja tekijöitä. Hack4FI-hackathonin projektien esittelyt löytyvät verkosta osoitteesta https://hackdash.org/dashboards/hack4fi17. Videotaltioinnit projektien loppuesityksistä julkaistaan myöhemmin. Lähes kaikki tuotokset on julkaistu Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 -lisenssillä, mikä tarkoittaa että tuotokset ovat helposti kaikkien hyödynnettävissä. Useiden sovellusten (kuten keinoälyvärityksen) ns. lähdekoodi on kaikkien käytössä GitHubissa, eli sitä voivat muut esimerkiksi kehittää edelleen.

Mikä ihmeen hackathon?

Sanoista ”hack” ja ”marathon” muodostuva “hackathon” tarkoittaa intensiivistä, päivästä viikkoon kestävää työskentelyjaksoa, jonka aikana joukko ihmisiä kokoontuu yhteen suunnittelemaan ja toteuttamaan yhteisvoimin erilaisia ohjelmistoja tai sovelluksia. Hackathoneista on tullut erittäin suosittu avoimen innovaation keino, myös kaupallisten ideoiden kilpailuttamiseen ja kiihdyttämiseen. Perinteisesti hackathonit ovat ennen kaikkea yhteisöä vahvistava ja yhteistyöhön kannustava toimintamuoto. Avoimen datan ja tietovarantojen ympärille syntyvä uusi liiketoiminta on mainittu jopa hallitusohjelmassa. Open Knowledge Finland näkee avoimen datan hyödyntämisen merkitykselliseksi kuitenkin myös laajemmassa yhteiskunnallisessa kontekstissa ja aikamme suurten haasteiden ratkaisemisessa. Esimerkiksi perjantaina 5.5.2017 yhdistys toteutti Demokratiahackin yhdessä Sitran ja Tulevaisuuden valtiopäivät -tapahtuman kanssa. Tiedon jakamisen kautta “valta” hajaantuu useammalle, ja avoimuus edistää demokratiaa.

Kuvia:

Matalaresoluutioisia kuvia (Kuvaaja: Sini Peura) Hack4FI -tapahtumasta on saatavilla kansiosta: http://okf.fi/hack4fi-kuvat. Muita kuvia saatavilla pyynnöstä. Ks. myös aiempi tiedote (6.5.):

Lisätietoja:

Hack4FI – Hack Your Heritage: http://hack4.fi/ Sanna Marttila, projektipäällikkö, sanna.marttila@okf.fi, p. 040 144 2103. AvoinGLAM järjestää Hack4FI – Hack your heritage -hackathonin yhteistyössä Yleisradion kanssa. AvoinGLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) on osa kansainvälistä OpenGLAM-verkostoa, joka koostuu avoimien sisältöjen ja tiedon kanssa työskentelevistä toimijoista. Verkosto tekee yhteistyötä GLAM-organisaatioiden kanssa, järjestää työpajoja ja seminaareja, sekä jakaa tietoa ja kokemuksia avoimesta kulttuurista ja kulttuuriaineistojen avaamisesta. Lisätietoja: avoinglam.fi. AvoinGLAM on osa Open Knowledge Finland ry:tä, vuonna 2012 perustettu yhteisölähtöinen voittoa tavoittelematon organisaatio, joka toimii osana kansainvälistä Open Knowledge -verkostoa. Yhdistys edistää tiedon avoimuutta, avoimen tiedon hyödyntämistä, sekä avoimen yhteiskunnan kehittymistä sen eri sektoreilla. Lisätietoja: http://www.okf.fi. Kuva: Sini Peura Kuva: Sini Peura The post Kulttuurihakkerit avoimien arkistojen kimpussa – 20 uutta konseptia viikonlopun aikana appeared first on Open Knowledge Finland.

And what are your plans for Transparency Camp Europe?

Mor Rubinstein - May 2, 2016 in 2015, Featured, ondia Open Data Summit, Open Access, Open Data, Open environment, Open GLAM, Open governance, Open Knowledge, Open Knowledge India, Open Science, open-education, subhajit ganguly

This post was written by our friends at Open State Foundation in the Netherlands.  tcampEU Let’s face it. When it comes to relevant open data and transparency in European decision-making, we have a lot to do. Despite growing open data portals, and aggregating European data portal, if you want to make sense of European decision-making and public finance, it takes a lot of efforts.

Dieter Schalk / Open State Foundation

The time is ripe. With the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Brexit, debates around immigration and refugees, new bailout talks between the EU and Greece, decisions by the EU affect millions of citizens living and working within its member states and people around the world. As everyone has the right to information, people need to know how these decisions are taken, who participates in preparing them, who receives funding, how you can make your views known, and what information is held or produced to develop and adopt those decisions.  In the wake of the Panama Papers, renewed calls for open company registers and registers on beneficial ownership, the need for open spending, contracting and tenders data, require us to come together, join efforts and help to make the EU more transparent. TransparencyCamp Europe comes at the right moment. This unconference on open government and open data, to be held on June 1 in Amsterdam will bring together developers, journalists, open data experts, NGOs, policymakers, and activists. In the run-up, an online European-wide open data App Competition (deadline for submissions May 1) and a number of local events or diplohacks are organized. This will all come together at TransparencyCamp Europe, where apart from numerous sessions organized by participants themselves, developers will present their open data app to a jury.

Dieter Schalk / Open State Foundation

EU decision making is quite complex, involving national governments and parliaments, the European Commission and the EuropeanParliament, the European Council and the many EU institutions and agencies involved.  Still, there is already quite some open data available, differing in quality and ease of use. Definitely, you want to know more about the EU’s institutions, who work there and how you can contact them. Although the information is available at the EU Whoiswho website, the data is not easily reusable. That is why we scrapped it and had made it available to you on GitHub as CSV and JSON. And if you’re crawling through information on EU budgets, finances, funds, contracts and beneficiaries, you’ll notice there is much room for improvement.
So, there you go, join us and help to make the EU more transparent as TransparencyCamp Europe comes to Amsterdam. Registration for the unconference is free, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to the newsletter.

Think big, start small, move fast

Lieke Ploeger - February 24, 2016 in Open GLAM, Open Knowledge

How the York Museums Trust started opening up its collection – OpenGLAM Case study

More and more libraries, museums and other cultural institutions publish their collections online, often allowing users to reuse the material for research or creative purpose by licensing it openly. For institutions that start planning such a step, it may seem daunting at first: not all of their collection may be digitised, the metadata is not always perfect, copyright information is sometimes missing or the images have been taken a long time ago and are not of the best quality. Working towards having the perfect online collection is such a time-consuming process that it can get in the way of publishing any of the collection at all. Coupled with that is the fear that publishing raw, imperfect material online can damage an institution’s reputation.
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Replica Roman Figurine, York Museums Trust, YORYM : 2006.2914

This case study by OpenGLAM describes how the York Museums Trust went about publishing their online collection, as well as the effect this had, including different examples of the reuse of their content. By publishing the collection fast, and allowing people to reuse their material, even though it was not yet perfect, they managed to engage with their audience, stimulate reuse and generate new interest in their collection and museums. It is exactly this type of approach (think big, start small, move fast) that Michael Edson, Associate Director/Head of Digital at United Nations Live Museum for Humanity, identified as on of the patterns that accelerates change in organisations last year at the Openlab workshop in December 2015 (see How Change Happens). The study is based on an interview conducted with Martin Fell, Digital Team Leader at York Museums Trust and has been written within the frame of OpenGLAM’s current involvement in Europeana Space, a project that works on increasing and enhancing reuse of Europeana and other online collections of digital cultural content by creative industries especially. We hope that the story of how York Museums Trust opened up their rich collections can inspire other institutions to take steps in this direction, because, as Martin put it: “To just say the content is not good enough for us, and therefore no one can see it, did not sit right with me”. Read the full case study here: OpenGLAM_Case Study_York Museums Trust_Feb2016

January 2016 meetup at the National Library of Scotland

Nicola Osborne - February 1, 2016 in Events, Featured, Meetups, Open Design and Hardware, Open GLAM, Open Government Data, openstreetmap

Cross-posted from http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2016/01/19/open-knowledge-edinburgh-meet-up-19/ This evening I’m at Open Knowledge Edinburgh Meet Up 19, at the National Library of Scotland on George IVth Bridge, organised by OK Scotland. I’ll be liveblogging so, as usual, any corrections, tweaks, comments etc. are very much welcome. Tonight’s event has seven lightning talks: Gill Hamilton (NLS): Welcome Pippa Gardner (Urban Tide): Scottish Government more »

January 2016 meetup at the National Library of Scotland

Nicola Osborne - February 1, 2016 in Events, Featured, Meetups, Open Design and Hardware, Open GLAM, Open Government Data, openstreetmap

Cross-posted from http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2016/01/19/open-knowledge-edinburgh-meet-up-19/ This evening I’m at Open Knowledge Edinburgh Meet Up 19, at the National Library of Scotland on George IVth Bridge, organised by OK Scotland. I’ll be liveblogging so, as usual, any corrections, tweaks, comments etc. are very much welcome. Tonight’s event has seven lightning talks: Gill Hamilton (NLS): Welcome Pippa Gardner (Urban Tide): Scottish Government more »

January 2016 meetup at the National Library of Scotland

Nicola Osborne - February 1, 2016 in Events, Featured, Meetups, Open Design and Hardware, Open GLAM, Open Government Data, openstreetmap

Cross-posted from http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2016/01/19/open-knowledge-edinburgh-meet-up-19/ This evening I’m at Open Knowledge Edinburgh Meet Up 19, at the National Library of Scotland on George IVth Bridge, organised by OK Scotland. I’ll be liveblogging so, as usual, any corrections, tweaks, comments etc. are very much welcome. Tonight’s event has seven lightning talks: Gill Hamilton (NLS): Welcome Pippa Gardner (Urban Tide): Scottish Government more »

Become a Friend of The Public Domain Review

Naomi Lillie - June 25, 2015 in Featured, Featured Project, Free Culture, Open GLAM, Open Knowledge, Public Domain, public domain review

Open Knowledge project The Public Domain Review launches a major new fundraising drive, encouraging people to become Friends of the site by giving an annual donation. For those not yet in the know, The Public Domain Review is a project dedicated to protecting and celebrating, in all its richness and variety, the cultural public domain. In particular, our focus is on the digital copies of public domain works, the mission being to facilitate the appreciation, use and growth of a digital cultural commons which is open for everyone. We create collections of openly licensed works comprised of highlights from a variety of galleries, libraries, archives, and museums, many of whom also contribute to our popular Curator’s Choice series (including The British Library, Rijksmuseum, and The Getty). We also host a fortnightly essay series in which top academics and authors write about interesting and unusual public domain works which are available online. Founded in 2011, the site has gone from strength to strength. In its 4 plus years it has seen contributions from the likes of Jack Zipes, Frank Delaney, and Julian Barnes – and garnered praise from such media luminaries as The Paris Review, who called us “one of their favourite journals”, and The Guardian, who hailed us as a “model of digital curation”. This is all very exciting but we need your help to continue the project into the future. We are currently only bringing in around half of the base minimum required – the amount we need in order to tick along in a healthy manner. (And around a third of our ideal goal, which would allow us to pay contributors). So it is of urgent importance that we increase our donations if we want the project to continue. Hence the launch of a brand new fundraising model through which we hope to make The Public Domain Review sustainable and able to continue into the future. Introducing “Friends of The Public Domain Review”https://publicdomainreview.org/support/
Image 1: one of the eight postcards included in the inaugural postcard set. The theme is "Flight" and the set will be sent out to all Friends donating $30/£20/€27.50 or more before 8th July - Source.

Image 1: one of the eight postcards included in the inaugural postcard set. The theme is “Flight” and the set will be sent out to all Friends donating $30/£20/€27.50 or more before 8th July. Source = http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/00650258.

What is it?

This new model revolves around building a group of loyal PDR (Public Domain Review) supporters – the “Friends” – each of whom makes an annual donation to the project. This club of patrons will form the beating heart of the site, creating a bedrock of support vital to the project’s survival.

How can one become a Friend?

There is no fixed yearly cost to become a Friend – any annual donation will qualify you – but there is a guide price of $60 a year (£40/€55).

Are there any perks of being a Friend?

Yes! Any donation above $30 will make you eligible to receive our exclusive twice-a-year “postcard set” – 8 beautiful postcards curated around a theme, with a textual insert. Friends will also be honoured in a special section of the site and on a dedicated page in all PDR Press publications. They will also get first refusal in all future limited edition PDR Press creations, and receive a special end of year letter from the Editor.

How do I make my donation?

We’ve worked hard to make it as easy as possible to donate. You no longer have to use PayPal on the PDR site, but can rather donate using your credit or debit card directly on the site. For more info, and to make your donation, visit: https://publicdomainreview.org/support/ Become a Friend before 8th July to receive the inaugural postcard set upon the theme of “Flight”
Image 2: one of the eight postcards included in the inaugural postcard set. The theme is "Flight" and the set will be sent out to all Friends donating $30/£20/€27.50 or more before 8th July - Source.

Image 2: one of the eight postcards included in the inaugural postcard set. The theme is “Flight” and the set will be sent out to all Friends donating $30/£20/€27.50 or more before 8th July. Source = http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002722387/.

Community building through the DM2E project

Lieke Ploeger - April 8, 2015 in community, DM2E, linked-open-data, Open GLAM

During the past three years, Open Knowledge has been leading the community building work in the Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana (DM2E) project, a European research project in the area of Digital Humanities led by Humboldt University. Open Knowledge activities included the organisation of a series of events such as Open Data in Cultural Heritage workshops, running two rounds of the Open Humanities Awards and the establishment of OpenGLAM as an active volunteer-led community pushing for increased openness in cultural heritage.

DM2E and the Linked Open Web

dm2e_logoAs one of its core aims, the DM2E project worked on enabling libraries and archives to easily upload their digitised material into Europeana – the online portal that provides access to millions of items from a range of Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. In total, over 20 million manuscript pages from libraries, archives and research institutions were added during the three years of the project. In line with the Europeana Data Exchange Agreement, all contributing institutions agreed to make their metadata openly available under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication license (CC-0), which allows for easier reuse. Since different providers make their data available in different formats, the DM2E consortium developed a toolset that converted metadata from a diverse range of formats into the DM2E model, an application profile of the Europeana Data Model (EDM). The developed software also allows the contextualisation and linking of this cultural heritage data sets, which makes this material suitable for use within the Linked Open Web. An example of this is the Pundit tool, which Net7 developed to enable researchers to add annotations in a digital text and link them to related texts or other resources on the net (read more).

Open Knowledge achievements

Open Knowledge was responsible for the community building and dissemination work within DM2E, which, apart from promoting and documenting the project results for a wide audience, focused on promoting and raising awareness around the importance of open cultural data. The presentation below sums up the achievements made during the project period, including the establishment of OpenGLAM as a community, the organisation of the event series and the Open Humanities Awards, next to the extensive project documentation and dissemination through various channels.

OpenGLAM

OpenGLAM-logoIn order to realise the value of the tools developed in DM2E, as well as to truly integrate the digitised manuscripts into the Linked Data Web, there need to be enough other open resources to connect to and an active community of cultural heritage professionals and developers willing to extend and re-use the work undertaken as part of DM2E. That is why Open Knowledge set up the OpenGLAM community: a global network of people and organisations who are working to open up cultural content and data. OpenGLAM focuses on promoting and furthering free and open access to digital cultural heritage by maintaining an overview of Open Collections, providing documentation on the process and benefits of opening up cultural data, publishing regular news and blog items and organising diverse events. Since the start in 2012, OpenGLAM has grown into a large, global, active volunteer-led community (and one of the most prominent Open Knowledge working groups to date), supported by a network of organisations such as Europeana, the Digital Public Library of America, Creative Commons and Wikimedia. Apart from the wider community taking part in the OpenGLAM discussion list, there is a focused Working Group of 17 open cultural data activists from all over the world, a high-level Advisory Board providing strategic guidance and four local groups that coordinate OpenGLAM-related activities in their specific countries. Following the end of the DM2E project, the OpenGLAM community will continue to push for openness in digital cultural heritage.

Open Humanities Awards

openhumanitieslogosAs part of the community building efforts, Open Knowledge set up a dedicated contest awards series focused on supporting innovative projects that use open data, open content or open source tools to further teaching and research in the humanities: the Open Humanities Awards. During the two competition rounds that took place between 2013-2014, over 70 applications were received, and 5 winning projects were executed as a result, ranging from an open source Web application which allows people to annotate digitized historical maps (Maphub) to an improved search application for Wittgenstein’s digitised manuscripts (Finderapp WITTfind). Winners published their results on a regular basis through the DM2E blog and presented their findings at conferences in the field, proving that the awards served as a great way to stimulate innovative digital humanities research using open data and content. Details on all winning projects, as well as final reports on their results, are available from this final report.

DM2E event series

Over the course of the project, Open Knowledge organised a total of 18 workshops, focused on promoting best practices in legal and technical aspects of opening up metadata and cultural heritage content, providing demonstration and training with the tools and platforms developed in the project and hackdays and coding sprints. Highlights included the Web as Literature conference at the British Library in 2013, the Open Humanities Hack series and the Open Data in Cultural Heritage workshops, as a result of which several local OpenGLAM groups were started up. A full list of events and their outcomes is available from this final report. og_fringe_okfest14 Open Data in Cultural Heritage Workshop: Starting the OpenGLAM group for Germany (15 July 2014, Berlin) It has been a great experience being part of the DM2E consortium: following the project end, the OpenGLAM community will be sustained and build upon, so that we can realise a world in which our shared cultural heritage is open to all regardless of their background, where people are no longer passive consumers of cultural content created by an elite, but contribute, participate, create and share.

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Puhdas mieli ja pöydällinen ideoita

raimom - March 6, 2015 in academic, avoin, avoin data, avoin glam, avoinglam, Conference, coss, democracy, event, Events, Featured, GLAM, license, Licenses, mindtrek, Mindtrek Openmind, okffi, open, Open Content, Open Data, Open Democracy, Open GLAM, open license, Open Science, Open Source, openmind, Tampere

Mindsweep Tampere.

Tamperen Mindsweep-sessiossa videoa kuvannut Mindtrek Openmindin markkinointitiimin Emile Chauvinin päätyi kesken työnteon kollega Hannele Kedon kameran eteen. Taustalla työryhmä pohtii tapahtuman pelillistämistä.

Maaliskuun ensimmäinen viikko päättyi Tampereella ja Helsingissä järjestettyihin Mindtrek Openmind Mindsweep -sessioihin. Open Knowledge Finland on Suomen avoimien järjestelmien keskus COSS:in mukana järjestämässä vuoden suurinta avoimuustapahtumaa. “Joukkoistamisessa on olennaista yhdistää kasvokkainen vuorovaikutus ja verkon käyttö saumattomasti. Sessio on koknaan avoin vasta kun ajatukset kirjataan suoralta kädeltä verkkoon kenen tahansa luettavaksi ja kommentoitavaksi” sanoo joukkoistamista vetävä OKFFI:n Raimo Muurinen.
Mindsweep Tampere

Ajatus on hyvä kun se ei jätä ketään kylmäksi, vaan vaikka jakaa mielipiteet. COSS:in Olli Purma (vas) vaikuttaa mietteliäältä ja OKFFI:n Raimo Muurinen tyytväiseltä ideasession keskusteluun.

Mindsweep on tapahtuma, jossa osallistujat tyhjentävät ajatuksensa paperille -tai koneelle. Ensisijaisen tärkeää on välttää turhaa itsekritiikkiä. “Ihmisillä on taipumusta itsekriittisyyteen ja hyväksynnän hakemiseen saman pöydän ääressä istuvilta. Nyt painotimme kuitenkin määrää ohitse laadun. Ideoiden laittaminen paremmuus- ja toteuttamisjärjestykseen seuraa vasta seuraavassa vaiheessa ja tapahtuu kaikille yhteisesti verkossa” Muurinen jatkaa. Joukkoistamisen ensimmäinen vaihe eli ideakuulutus päätty maanantaina 16.3. Siihen asti kuka tahansa voi mindtrek.org -sivuston kautta ehdottaa minkälaista tahansa ideaa konferenssin ohjelmaksi tai mihin tahansa muuhun asiaan, kuten vaikka tunnelmaan tai markkinointiin liittyen. Niin kutsuttu Program Admin Team käy ideat läpi ja pyrkii törmäyttämään samankaltaisten ideoiden esittäjät yhteen. Joukkoistamisen toinen vaihe on torstaina 19.3. aukeava Call for Participation. Jälkimmäisessä vaiheessa osallistujilta pyydetään sitovia ehdotuksia ohjelmasisällön järjestämiseksi.
Mindsweep Tampere.

Tampereen Mindsweep järjestettiin Tampereen ydinkeskustassa Life Centren tiloissa Hämeenkadun ja Rautatienkadun kulmassa, josta oli suora näköyhteys Mindtrek Openmindin tapahtumapaikalle Hotelli Torniin, jota leikkisästi joskus Barad-dûriksi kutsutaan.

Avoin korruptionvastainen sauna ja muut ideat

Ideakuulutuksen tulokset löytyvät Trello-palvelusta Call for ideas -boardilta eli “pöydältä”. Vielä ennen Tampereen sessiota sieltä löytyi vain muutamia ideakortteja. Helsingin Mindsweepin päätteeksi pöytä on nyt täynnä monenkirjavia ajatuksia. Yksi session aikana OKFFI:n Antti Poikolan ja Jaakko Korhosen työstämä ehdotus on Open Sauna. Ketterät avoimen datan aktiivit kirjoittivat avoimen saunan konseptin auki ja tekivät saman tien ilmoittautumislomakkeen ja varasivat osoitteen konseptille. Avoin Sauna on Open Knowledge Festivalilla pari vuotta aiemmin kokeiltu konsepti, jossa paikallisilta firmoilta ja muilta joukkoistetaan saunoja yhden illan mittaiseen monessa paikassa samaan aikaan tapahtuvaan saunomiseen. Saunat aukeavat kaikille tapahtuman osallistujille ja auttavat ihmisiä riisumaan tittelinsä ja puhumaan suoraan ja avoimesti.
Mindsweep Call for Ideas Trello

Helsingin Mindsweep-session jälkeen Trello oli täyttynyt ideoista. Joskin koska netistä ei tilan pitäisi loppua heti kesken, vielä mahtuu uusia mukaan.

Keskustelun aikana ääneen lausuttiin monenlaisia muitakin ehdotuksia. Esimerkiksi avoimien järjestelmien hankintaosaaminen, avoimet tarjoukset, datan kulun näkyväksi tekeminen esineiden internetissä, speed dating osaajille ja rekryäjille, pohjoismainen avoimen datan yhteisö ja vertaistalous. Kaikki kortit löytyvät ja ovat kommentoitavissa sekä muokattavissa Ideakuulutuksen Trellossa. Käy osallistumassa! The post Puhdas mieli ja pöydällinen ideoita appeared first on OKFN LOCAL: Finland.