The following post is from Jonathan Gray, Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation.
How can we encourage more galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM institutions) to open up their holdings – including metadata about their collections, and digital copies of works which have entered the public domain?
Following on from my post on opening up the public domain in July, we’re organising a workshop in Warsaw to bring together key stakeholders who are working alongside GLAM institutions to open up material for the public to reuse. It is just before the Creative Commons Global Summit. You can register and find further information here:
Here’s an excerpt:
We want to make it easier for everyone to find and reuse works which are in the public domain. At the heart of this vision is opening up material from cultural heritage organizations around the world for all to reuse.
Join us in Warsaw before the CC Global Summit for a kickoff workshop that will bring together stakeholders to begin a global project to encourage GLAM institutions to make their metadata and digital copies of public domain works freely and openly available for all to reuse without restriction.
During the day we would like to:
- Articulate a vision for opening up material held by GLAM institutions
- Create a roadmap and a strategy for how key stakeholders can work together towards the realisation of this vision
- Look at how key projects and initiatives fit together
- Create an outline for a collaborative initiative involving key stakeholders – including a basic website, work plan, a strategy for funding, community building and dissemination
- Put together a role description for a full time evangelist
- Create a package of materials to use as the basis for animations on this topic
The workshop is co-organised by Centrum Cyfrowe, Creative Commons, the Open Knowledge Foundation and others!
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.
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