Open GLAM CH presentation 20130918

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Inputs in view of an action plan and proposed institutional setup for OpenGLAM in Switzerland, Open Knowledge Conference, Geneva, 18 September 2013

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Open GLAM CH presentation 20130918

  1. 1. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences Action Planning for OpenGLAM & Institutional Setup in Switzerland Beat Estermann, 18 September 2013 – OKCon, Geneva ▶ Bern University of Applied Sciences, E-Government Institute Musée de l'Ariana (Genève), Wikimedia Commons, Gfuerst, CC-by-sa This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  2. 2. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences Action Planning for Open GLAM • Insights from Swiss GLAM survey • Inputs from participants of the GLAM workshop
  3. 3. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences Pilot Study among Swiss GLAMs Where do Swiss GLAMs stand with regard to... …Digitization? …Exchange of metadata in multilateral cooperation? …Open Data? …Crowdsourcing? …Linked Open Data? Our sample: 72 memory institutions from Switzerland Beat Estermann (2013). Swiss Heritage Institutions in the Internet Era. Results of a pilot survey on open data and crowdsourcing. Bern University of Applied Sciences, E- Government Institute. English: http://tinyurl.com/SwissGLAMsurvey Deutsch: http://tinyurl.com/GLAMStudie
  4. 4. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences Innovation Diffusion among Swiss GLAMs: The Overall Picture A critical mass has been reached. How about the laggards? Will we see a higher rate of adoption for Open Data than for Crowdsourcing? Some institutions are starting to think about Linked Data…
  5. 5. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences ▶ Pursue approaches that do not require a high level of mutual engagement between GLAMs and the community • simply releasing content is easier than engaging in more complex cooperation!) • some level of standardization (metadata, content quality, APIs) is needed to keep transaction costs low. ▶ GLAMs are most likely to adopt Open Data / Open Content policies, … • if it’s for education and research • if it’s for a non-profit cause • if it’s useful (well documenting the use is important!) Wikipedia/Wikimedia as well as research and educational institutions are attractive partners. Short-term strategy
  6. 6. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences ▶ Information campaigns should focus on: • “free” licensing requirement for Wikipedia and Open Data • positive accounts of how GLAMs handle the relative loss of control • showing how the provenance of the data / content is documented • examples of how a useful content contribution can be made without much extra effort Role models and example cases are needed! Short-term information campaigns
  7. 7. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences ▶ Real cooperation is costly. Pilot projects are needed to demonstrate and document its usefulness and to foster learning processes. ▶ Communication efforts should focus on: • Putting collections and cross-organizational themes at the center of attention (and not the institutions) • Telling GLAMs how released contents have been used and what types of content would be particularly useful • Telling stories of mutually beneficial relationships between GLAMs and the communities Cooperation / communication in the longer-term
  8. 8. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences ▶ Examine how digitization efforts of GLAMs can be supported – in exchange for “free” licensing of content. ▶ Examine to what extent crowdsourcing approaches can be used to respond to GLAMs' needs and expectations in terms of metadata improvement and correction/transcription tasks. ▶ Metadata is important for GLAMs: The potential of Wikidata with regard to GLAM metadata should be better explored. Digitization and metadata improvement
  9. 9. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences ▶ Broader community engagement ▶ Legal and technical standards ▶ Collaboration with Wikipedia/Wikimedia ▶ Sharing documents, arguments and statistics ▶ Getting opening collections recognized ▶ Realizing quick wins! Further focus areas identified during the OpenGLAM Workshop
  10. 10. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences Proposed Institutional Setup for OpenGLAM in Switzerland • Swiss OpenGLAM Working Group • Swiss OpenGLAM Network
  11. 11. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences Working Group of the Swiss chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation ▶ Mission: ▶ Promote and facilitate the adoption of the OpenGLAM principles in Switzerland ▶ Members: ▶ Wikimedia CH ▶ Digitale Allmend / Creative Commons Switzerland ▶ Swiss GLAMs (interested GLAMs are invited to join) ▶ Research and educational institutions ▶ Next Steps: ▶ October/November 2013: official constitution ▶ By the end of 2013: development of an activity plan for 2014 Swiss OpenGLAM Working Group
  12. 12. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences Network of organizations/institutions that endorse the OpenGLAM principles ▶ Basic level of participation: • express adhesion / support • stay informed • signal readiness for active cooperation with the Free Knowledge / Open Data movement ▶ Advanced level of participation: • engage in pilot projects • engage in mutual learning processes • be recognized as an innovator in the area of OpenGLAM ▶ Types of organizations asked to join the network: • GLAMs, NGOs, research institutions • educational institutions, service providers, funding institutions Swiss OpenGLAM Network
  13. 13. Berner Fachhochschule | Haute école spécialisée bernoise | Bern University of Applied Sciences ▶ Contact details: • Beat Estermann E-mail: beat.estermann@bfh.ch Phone: +41 31 848 34 38 ▶ Affiliations: • Research Associate, E-Government Institute, Bern University of Applied Sciences • Member of opendata.ch (Swiss Chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation) • Member of Digitale Allmend (Swiss Chapter of CreativeCommons) • Member of Wikimedia CH Thank you for your attention!

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