OpenGLAM: Building a Community of Open Advocates


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OpenGLAM: Building a Community of Open Advocates

  1. 1. Building a Network of Open Culture Advocates @OpenGLAM @jpekel
  2. 2. Who am I?
  3. 3. Who are you?
  4. 4. Before we start Please interrupt me! (Really!)
  5. 5. What is it? “A global network of people and organisations who are working to open up content and data held by GLAM institutions”
  6. 6. Open? “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.”
  7. 7. What is it?
  8. 8. What do we do? Encourage institutions to a ‘Open Unless’ Culture
  9. 9. What do we do? Blog/mailing list/Twitter with news and highlights around Open Culture
  10. 10. What do we do? Empowering local groups and people with a global network
  11. 11. What do we do? Focus on good work being done in the sector
  12. 12. What do we do? Advocate the merits of open data
  13. 13. What do we do? Get ‘open’ on the map of the GLAMs
  14. 14. What do we do? Get culture on the map of the open advocates
  15. 15. What do we do? Provide help and expertise
  16. 16. What do we do? OpenGLAM principles
  17. 17. What do we do? Open Collections
  18. 18. What do we do? Slidedecks, Factsheets, documentation, case studies
  19. 19. What do we do? Have local OpenGLAM groups in 7 countries, more incubating
  20. 20. What do we do? Successful collaboration with the Public Domain Review
  21. 21. What do we do?
  22. 22. Community Building Community building is a field of practices directed toward the creation or enhancement of community among individuals within a regional area (such as a neighborhood) or with a common interest.
  23. 23. Community Building So now you know…
  24. 24. Community Building Why would anybody want join a community?
  25. 25. Community Building Shared interest and knowledge
  26. 26. Community Building Peers to work with on a shared problem
  27. 27. Community Building Benefit from a global network
  28. 28. Community Building We’re nice people
  29. 29. OpenGLAM Pyramid of Engagement Leading OpenGLAM working group members. Acts as representatives of local hubs for OpenGLAM activity. Attends monthly virtual meetings. Starts new projects with the group. Owning Contributing OpenGLAM advisory board. Actively thinks about the direction OpenGLAM needs to go and attends virtual meetings every few months. Writes a blog post every now and then. Starts new discussions on mailing list. Endorsing RT’s our tweets, mentions OpenGLAM on own blog and tweets. Comments on mailing list discussions Following Subscribes to the mailing list, does not mingle in the discussion. Observing Follows @OpenGLAM, sometimes reads a blog because of that
  30. 30. What do we offer them? Leading Core of the Network, monthly meetings, support for projects Owning Contributing Endorsing Following Observing Decision making Tools, Slidedecks, factsheets. Time. Documentation, Open Collections, OpenGLAM Principles Mailing list, blog Twitter, blog
  31. 31. Some questions you might have All for free?
  32. 32. Some questions you might have What’s the difference between the Wikimedia’s, Europeana’s etc. of this world?
  33. 33. Some questions you might have Sure you have more..
  34. 34. Some questions I have for you What is an ‘Open GLAM’
  35. 35. Some questions I have for you Is a community actually going to change anything?
  36. 36. Some questions I have for you How to reach outside the bubble?
  37. 37. Some questions I have for you Limits to what we can do. How to grow?
  38. 38. Some questions I have for you Want to help?
  39. 39. Thanks @OpenGLAM @jpekel