Joris Pekel - The Digital Commons and the Republic of Letters


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Joris Pekel - The Digital Commons and the Republic of Letters

  1. 1. The Digital Commons and the Republic of Letters J o r i s P e k e l T h e O p e n K n o w l e d g e F o u n d a t i o n @ j p e k e lTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  2. 2. The Commons Moo Cows by user LookingGlass CC-BYTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  3. 3. The Republic of LettersTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  4. 4. “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” - Google “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge” - Wikipedia “Universal Access to All Knowledge” - Internet ArchiveTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  5. 5. "Enable access to everyone who wants to do research" - British Library, Our Mission and 2020 Vision "Our core values are: accessibility, sustainability, innovation and cooperation." -National Library of the Netherlands, Our Mission and Vision "To provide diverse audiences with the best quality experience and optimum access to our collections, physically and digitally." - the Victoria & Albert Museum, Mission and Objectives "The Federal Archives have the legal responsibility of permanently preserving the federal archival documents and making them available for use." - German Federal Archives - Responsibilities The National Gallery of Denmark is Denmark’s premier museum of art. Through Accessibility, education, and exhibition - Danish National Gallery - MissionTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  6. 6. Oxford University by user dgj103. CC-BYTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  7. 7. ©Tuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  8. 8. Open Knowledge FoundationTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
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  14. 14. Timeliner ReclineTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  15. 15. CrowdcraftingTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
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  17. 17. Digitised Manuscripts to EuropeanaTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  18. 18. Division of Labour 1. Provide data and digital content to Europeana with a focus on digitised manuscripts 2. Build tools for the aggregation of this data and content so that it can be re-used and connected 3. Develop tools for the re-use of Europeana Linked Data in humanities research contextsTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  19. 19. Linked Open DataTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  20. 20. Linked Open Data Allow teachers, students and researchers to explore the connections others make between works, authors and collections Lower the barrier to entry for others to build the tools that will define 21st century scholarshipTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
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  23. 23. Wittgenstein Incubator 10#scholars#from#the#University# of#Bergen#using#DM2E#tools#to# annotate#and#curate# Wi=genstein’s#Brown#Book# Feedback#in#to#further# development#of#the# plaDorm#Tuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  24. 24. Open Humanities AwardsTuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  25. 25. conclusion • The stuff (the ‘Digital Commons’): open access to research outputs, open digital copies of public domain works, open data about works, open source code, etc. • The people (‘the Republic’): this enables the growth of the commons, as well as value from it. Reaching more people. Collaboration and engagement. Policy and best practises. Excitement and vision. You!Tuesday 22 January 2013(w)
  26. 26. Join us! Mailing lists: Open-humanities Humanities-dev Open-GLAM Twitter: @okfn & @openGLAM 22 January 2013(w)