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The Digital Commons and the Republic of Letters

  1. 1. The Digital Commonsand the Republic ofLettersJ o r i s P e k e lT 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 lFriday 24 May 2013(w)
  2. 2. Moo Cows by user LookingGlass CC-BYThe CommonsFriday 24 May 2013(w)
  3. 3. The Republic ofLettersFriday 24 May 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 ofall knowledge” - Wikipedia“Universal Access to All Knowledge” - Internet ArchiveFriday 24 May 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 optimumaccess to our collections, physically and digitally."- the Victoria & Albert Museum, Mission and Objectives"The Federal Archives have the legal responsibility of permanently preservingthe federal archival documents and making them available for use."- German Federal Archives - ResponsibilitiesThe National Gallery of Denmark is Denmark’s premier museum of art.Through Accessibility, education, and exhibition- Danish National Gallery - MissionFriday 24 May 2013(w)
  6. 6. Oxford University by user dgj103. CC-BYFriday 24 May 2013(w)
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  8. 8. Open KnowledgeFoundationFriday 24 May 2013(w)
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  14. 14. Timeliner ReclineFriday 24 May 2013(w)
  15. 15. CrowdcraftingFriday 24 May 2013(w)
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  17. 17. Digitised Manuscripts toEuropeanaFriday 24 May 2013(w)
  18. 18. Division of Labour1. Provide data and digital content to Europeanawith a focus on digitised manuscripts2. Build tools for the aggregation of this data andcontent so that it can be re-used and connected3. Develop tools for the re-use of Europeana LinkedData in humanities research contextsFriday 24 May 2013(w)
  19. 19. Linked Open DataFriday 24 May 2013(w)
  20. 20. Linked Open DataAllow teachers, students and researchers toexplore the connections others make betweenworks, authors and collectionsLower the barrier to entry for others to buildthe tools that will define 21st centuryscholarshipFriday 24 May 2013(w)
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  23. 23. Wittgenstein Incubator10#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#Friday 24 May 2013(w)
  24. 24. Open HumanitiesAwardsFriday 24 May 2013(w)
  25. 25. conclusion• The stuff (the ‘Digital Commons’): open access toresearch outputs, open digital copies of publicdomain works, open data about works, open sourcecode, etc.• The people (‘the Republic’): this enables the growthof the commons, as well as value from it. Reachingmore people. Collaboration and engagement. Policyand best practises. Excitement and vision. You!Friday 24 May 2013(w)
  26. 26. Join us!http://dm2e.euhttp://openglam.orgMailing lists:Open-humanitiesHumanities-devOpen-GLAMTwitter: @okfn & @openGLAM 24 May 2013(w)