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co-funded by the European Union
DM2E Community building
Lieke Ploeger, Open Knowledge
DM2E - Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana
(Feb 2012 - Feb 2015)
www.dm2e.eu
Main activities of Open Knowledge (leading WP4)
➔ Build up and support the OpenGLAM network of open culture
advocates for ...
OpenGLAM: What we do
*
● Promote free and open access to
digital cultural heritage held by
Galleries, Libraries, Archives ...
OpenGLAM structure
*
– Promote and facilitate the adoption of the OpenGLAM
principles in Switzerland
– Members include NGOs (Open Knowledge; Wi...
• Finnish network of people working on opening up data and content
• Various events: seminars, workshops, meetups, hackath...
Continued growth
Metric 1st
Feb 2013 1st
Feb 2014 1st
Feb 2015
Twitter 906 2,106 3,354
Public mailing list 250 604 734
Uni...
• Working Group going global: now 17 members, including New
Zealand, India and Brazil
• OpenGLAM local: 4 local groups run...
DM2E documentation & promotion
*
● Broad range of project dissemination through publications,
presentations and dedicated ...
Events
18 DM2E events in 3 years: 500+ participants, 9 countries
➔ Demonstration and training with tools
◆ Pundit workshop...
DM2E Contest Awards
Support innovative projects that use
open data, open content or open source
to further teaching or res...
Open Humanities Awards
● Two competition rounds held
● 71 applications from over 40 different academic institutions
● Five...
Beyond DM2E...
OpenGLAM established as a sustainable, volunteer-led community
that will continue to push for openness in d...
More information
● OpenGLAM: http://openglam.org/
● DM2E Outputs page (all publications, presentations,
deliverables, even...
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DM2E community building

  1. 1. co-funded by the European Union DM2E Community building Lieke Ploeger, Open Knowledge
  2. 2. DM2E - Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana (Feb 2012 - Feb 2015) www.dm2e.eu
  3. 3. Main activities of Open Knowledge (leading WP4) ➔ Build up and support the OpenGLAM network of open culture advocates for raising awareness of legal and technical best practises around open cultural data (www.openglam.org) ➔ Engage with developers, researchers and end users in the humanities through a series of events and through running the Open Humanities Awards ➔ Provide extensive and varied documentation on DM2E project outputs (video, user manuals, website, wiki) ➔ Broad range of dissemination at high-level events and conferences in the linked open data field, as well as online (www.dm2e.eu / @dm2europeana / wiki.dm2e.eu)
  4. 4. OpenGLAM: What we do * ● Promote free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) ● Build & support a community of open culture evangelists ● Provide expertise to GLAMs on open issues ● Provide information, resources and tools for working with cultural heritage content and data
  5. 5. OpenGLAM structure *
  6. 6. – Promote and facilitate the adoption of the OpenGLAM principles in Switzerland – Members include NGOs (Open Knowledge; Wikimedia; Creative Commons), GLAMs, Research and educational institutions and service providers – Around 20-25 people actively participating in real-life meetings and events – Active task forces: Open Cultural Data Hackathon (Feb 2015), Outreach to smaller institutions OpenGLAM local group: Switzerland
  7. 7. • Finnish network of people working on opening up data and content • Various events: seminars, workshops, meetups, hackathons • Open Cultural Data Masterclass (spring 2014) – Participants from different cultural and memory institutions – Leading experts and practitioners as tutors – 6 thematic one day sessions with various themes, e.g. copyrights, open licenses, creative reuse and applications, demos and prototypes. – Main objective: every organization would open up data and develop a small demo or prototype using open cultural data. OpenGLAM local group: Finland DM2E Annual meeting, 12-13 June 2014, Bergen Norway
  8. 8. Continued growth Metric 1st Feb 2013 1st Feb 2014 1st Feb 2015 Twitter 906 2,106 3,354 Public mailing list 250 604 734 Unique site visitors 19,101 60,408 100,649
  9. 9. • Working Group going global: now 17 members, including New Zealand, India and Brazil • OpenGLAM local: 4 local groups running Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Germany • OpenGLAM benchmark survey Measuring the state of advancement in open cultural data in countries around the world (November 2014 - April 2015) • New functionality and content for the Open Collections page • Increased focus on case studies from different size institutions OpenGLAM: the future *
  10. 10. DM2E documentation & promotion * ● Broad range of project dissemination through publications, presentations and dedicated DM2E-events ● DM2E represented at high-level conferences and events in the linked open data field (such as LODLAM summit) ● Novel type of events like Humanities Hack ● DM2E wiki page with useful information on topics related to DM2E such as linked open data and open cultural data ● Extensive and varied documentation on project outputs including videos, user manuals, website, wiki
  11. 11. Events 18 DM2E events in 3 years: 500+ participants, 9 countries ➔ Demonstration and training with tools ◆ Pundit workshops ◆ The Web as Literature conference ➔ Best practices in open cultural data ◆ Open Data in Cultural Heritage workshops ◆ OpenGLAM legal workshop ◆ Putting Linked Library Data to Work seminar ➔ Coding sprints and hackdays ◆ Open cultural hack ◆ Open Humanities hack ◆ Pundit hackday *
  12. 12. DM2E Contest Awards Support innovative projects that use open data, open content or open source to further teaching or research in the humanities
  13. 13. Open Humanities Awards ● Two competition rounds held ● 71 applications from over 40 different academic institutions ● Five projects awarded ● Winners blogged regularly on their results through the DM2E blog, presented their results at conferences and events in the field and published final reports ● http://openhumanitiesawards.org/ *
  14. 14. Beyond DM2E... OpenGLAM established as a sustainable, volunteer-led community that will continue to push for openness in digital cultural heritage ➔ One of the most prominent Open Knowledge Working Groups ➔ Supported by a network of organisations working to open up cultural content and data (including Europeana, the Digital Public Library of America, Creative Commons and Wikimedia) ➔ Grew into a large, global, active volunteer-led community DM2E documentation and guidance remain available on the wiki *
  15. 15. More information ● OpenGLAM: http://openglam.org/ ● DM2E Outputs page (all publications, presentations, deliverables, event reports): http://dm2e.eu/outputs/ ● Open Knowledge DM2E reports: ○ DM2E events ○ Open Humanities Awards ● DM2E wiki / Introduction to Open Cultural Data: http://wiki. dm2e.eu/Main_Page *

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