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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
Galleries, libraries, archives and museums have a
fundamental role in supporting the advance of humanity’s
knowledge. They are the custodians of our cultural heritage
and in their collections they hold the record of humankind.
Internet and GLAM
The internet presents cultural heritage institutions with an
unprecedented opportunity to engage global audiences and
make their collections more discoverable and connected than
ever, allowing users not only to enjoy the riches of the world’s
memory institutions, but also to contribute, participate and
When we say that digital content or data is “open” we mean that it complies with the Open
Definition, which can be summed up in the statement that:
“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 give credit to the author and/or making any
resulting work available under the same terms as the original
Open GLAM Principle
1. Release digital information about the artefacts (metadata) into the public
domain using an appropriate legal tool such as the Creative Commons Zero
2. Keep digital representations of works for which copyright has expired (public
domain) in the public domain by not adding new rights to them.
3. When publishing data make an explicit and robust statement of your wishes
and expectations with respect to reuse and repurposing of the descriptions, the
whole data collection, and subsets of the collection.
4. When publishing data use open file formats which are machine-readable.
5. Opportunities to engage audiences in novel ways on the web should be
Open GLAM Tools
Here is a a list of open-source the tools that the Open Knowledge Foundation
and its partners have produced for working with open cultural data and content.
TEXTUS is an open-source platform for collaborating around collections of digitised texts.
Allowing you read, annotate and cite using URLs.
AnnotateIt enables you to annotate anything, anywhere on the web, by signing up and
installing our bookmarklet! You can annotate any webpage with the bookmarklet and add
the Annotator to your own site in just two lines of code.
Timeliner allows you to build timeline from Google Documents spreadsheets quickly and
Open GLAM Tools
CrowdCrafting is a crowd-sourcing platform that enables you to build apps for performing
tasks that require human cognition, knowledge or intelligence such as image
classification, transcription, geocoding and more!
BibServer is a tool for quickly and easily sharing collections of bibliographic metadata.
Whilst this may seem dull in itself, just think of what this data actually is – a record of
work, a map to the knowledge of humanity. By making it simple for people to use this
information, we make scholarship better.
Developed by Italian SME Net7. Pundit is a powerful semantic annotation tool. It enables
users to create structured data annotating web pages. User are able to collect
annotations in notebooks and share with others to create collaborative structured