OpenGLAM Intro @ OKFN.AT Meetup Graz


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OpenGLAM Intro @ OKFN.AT Meetup Graz

  1. 1. Bernhard Haslhofer / @bhaslhofer OKFN Meetup Graz 2013/09/13
  2. 2. What is OpenGLAM? What is OpenGLAM-AT? What do we want to achieve? What are our next steps?
  3. 3. “OpenGLAM is an initiative run by the Open Knowledge Foundation that promotes free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.”
  4. 4. OpenGLAM at an accelerated pace...
  5. 5. September 2012 Europeana released metadata for more than 20 million cultural heritage objects under CC0
  6. 6. Earlier in 2013 ... Walters Art Museum donates 13K openly licensed content to Wikimedia Commons; removes non-commercial license
  7. 7. April 2013 Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launches and provides API access to millions of materials found in American archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions. Delivers content under CC BY 3.0 and dedicates metadata to the public domain (CC0) June 2013 HathiTrust announces partnership with DPLA.
  8. 8. EU Parliament formally adopted an updated PSI directive “(14) The scope of Directive 2003/98/EC should be extended to libraries, including university libraries, museums and archives.” uri=OJ:L:2013:175:0001:0008:EN:PDF June 2013 I (Legislative acts) DIRECTIVES DIRECTIVE 2013/37/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 June 2013 amending Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information (Text with EEA relevance) THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 114 thereof, Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission, After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments, technical or financial constraints, and which promote the circulation of information not only for economic operators but also for the public, can play an important role in kick-starting the development of new services based on novel ways to combine and make use of such information, stimulate economic growth and promote social engagement. However, this requires a level playing field at Union level in terms of whether or not the re-use of documents is authorised, which cannot be achieved by leaving it subject to the different rules and practices of the Member States or the public sector bodies concerned. EN27.6.2013 Official Journal of the European Union L 175/1
  9. 9. Getty Trust launched Open Content Program. “Makes, without charge, all available digital images to which Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission required.” August 2013
  10. 10. What is ???
  11. 11. • A working group within (established June 2013) • A group of people with common interest in Open (GLAM) Data • An interface to international OpenGLAM activities • ….
  12. 12. What do we want to achieve?
  13. 13. • Spread and support OpenGLAM principles locally • Make GLAM data accessible as Open Data • Support development of value-added services on top of open GLAM data • Support researchers in using and publishing GLAM data (e.g., Digital Humanities) • ….
  14. 14. Next Steps
  15. 15. Kick-off Event in Fall 2013 • Probably at the end of October in Vienna • Meetup-Style o  Some project talks… o  …time to talk and meet people • …
  16. 16. Reaction to updated PSI directive • Participate in ongoing PSI/IWG discussions • Come up with “open data” guidelines for OpenGLAM-AT? • …
  17. 17. Creating Awareness • Blog posts (e.g., featured datasets and projects) • Periodic meetups • Spread the word, join our mailing list: openglam-at