Bernhard Haslhofer / @bhaslhofer
OKFN Meetup Graz
What is OpenGLAM?
What is OpenGLAM-AT?
What do we want to achieve?
What are our next steps?
“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.”
Europeana released metadata for more than 20 million
cultural heritage objects under CC0
Earlier in 2013 ...
Walters Art Museum donates 13K openly licensed content
to Wikimedia Commons; removes non-commercial license
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launches and
provides API access to millions of materials found in
American archives, libraries, museums, and cultural
Delivers content under CC BY 3.0 and dedicates metadata
to the public domain (CC0)
http://dp.la/info/terms/ June 2013
HathiTrust announces partnership with DPLA.
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.”
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
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
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
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
• Spread and support OpenGLAM principles
• 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)