1. Open Content Open digital copies of works which have entered the public domain. 2. Open Data Open data about works, e.g. catalogues or databases of descriptions.
“ A global network of people and organisations who are working to open up content and data held by GLAM institutions.” Open GLAM will "Support principles, tools and resources that enable GLAM institutions to make digital versions of the PD works in their collections, as well as the metadata relating to said works, freely available for public use and re-use"
GLAM institutions must be enabled to fulfil their traditional function in the online environment for the sustainability of the access to digitised cultural heritage.
GLAM institutions can engage with the public as partners through participation, collaboration and interaction (abandon the top down control paradigm) and seek opportunities for public to recognising the value of access ...
Digital reproductions of works that are in the Public Domain must also belong to the Public Domain. Use of works in the public domain should not be limited by any means, either legal or technical. (Communia Recommendation #5 targets Glam institutions, no intention to have a viral effect on works incorporating PD pieces)
Digitisation projects that receive public funding must - at the minimum - ensure that all digitised content is publicly available online.
Long term goals - identify / conduct concrete research about costs / benefits to GLAM institutions - create Creative Commons course for GLAM - support / develop most relevant licensing terms - consider supporting national GLAM representatives with legal training - encourage people create games / apps to show usefulness of releasing information - support links with newspapers, magazines who will promote work
- Many Open GLAM events already exist. Should be harnessed.
- Should encourage pro-active participation in:
- Educational Events
- Large Library conferences
- European Science Open Forum
- National events
- Open GLAM should encourage more:
- ‘working meetings’ e.g satellite events at Wikimania, OKCon CCSummit
- in long term, more larger events
- e.g. Open GLAM festival
- e.g. Exhibitions featuring derivative works
Open GLAM Evangelist Know the perfect person? - Put them in touch! [email_address] PLAN: recruit Open GLAM evangelist to help bring institutions together & build community. OKF may be able to seed, ongoing would look to sustain role with other orgs. PERSON DESCRIPTION: - someone respected by both activists and directors of institutions. ROLE DESCRIPTION: - focus: start working with cultures which are more open to show examples to other cultures which are less open - help build community ‘bottom up’ to gather people & build relationships to influence policy makers - facilitate more direct interaction with GLAM sector - facilitate more direct interaction with those involved in digitisation effor t