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Open GLAM now!

Open cultural heritage collections & institutions by digital means: A webinar series

Open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives & museums) is an international movement around open cultural heritage data. This webinar series is focusing on how museums and other cultural heritage institutions can open up towards their audiences with the help of digital data and media. The aim is that visitors can use data and become active participants within the institution. Both Swedish and international speakers present their work in the context of digital cultural heritage data. Have a look at the program to discover more!

This series is based on the aspects:

  1. Museum and cultural heritage institution staff members, as well as the interested public (such as students), will have the chance to exchange thoughts on digital openness in the sector and discuss ideas and examples.
  2. An important aspect of the series is the assumption that digital openness in museums and cultural heritage institutions is a perspective: Institutions can strive towards digital openness, but this means constant work – with changing technologies and shifting standards. This also means that every kind of institution can take part in this series, small or large, beginners or advanced participants in the open GLAM discussion. Everyone should be able to talk frankly about successful and failed digital activities – so others can learn from those experiences.
  3. As this is a webinar series, everyone can take part from their desk. Especially small institutions do not always have the resources to participate in conferences and – as a result – important discussions. This is also a possibility for more diverse discussions on digital openness in the sector.

This program is preliminary and will be finalised soon. The general conference language is Swedish, so you find only those events listed here that are completely or partly in English. You can find all the sessions including those in Swedish here.

Date Topic Speakers
5 November, 10-11.30 am Work together*
Join existing open cultural heritage projects like

  • K-Samsök
  • Europeana
  • Wikimedia
Maria Carlsson, Swedish National Heritage Board
Barbara Fischer, German National Library
Elisabeth Standár, Internetmuseum
Liam Wyatt, GLAM-Wiki Coordinator for Europeana
12 November, 10-11.30 am Between protection and democratic freedom: Copyright

  • Why should we use open licenses?
  • What are the chances of releasing digital collections into Public Domain important?
  • Bring your digital objects and we discuss their copyright!
Sofia Kullman, Swedish National Heritage Board
Dr Riitta Ojanperä, Finnish National Gallery
Douglas McCarthy, Europeana Foundation
20 November, 3 pm Play with data. Creative re-use and digital experiences

  • How can museums work with digital open data?
  • How can digital collections enhance the visitor experience in the institution or its platforms?
Jane Alexander, Cleveland Museum of Art
Aron Ambrosiani, Nordic Museum
Merete Sanderhoff, National Gallery of Denmark
25 November, 10-11.30 am Hacking heritage

  • How can hacking help to open up institutions?
  • Working together with different, new audiences and open data
  • What is the worth of open cultural heritage institutions for society?
Toni Mickiewicz, Open Knowledge Sweden
Dr Tim Sherratt, University of Canberra
Maria Svensk, Swedish National Heritage Board (Hack for Heritage)
12 December, 10-11.30 am The role of user-generated content in opening up collections

  • How can physical and digital visitors contribute to the museums’ knowledge?
  • Why is it important to collect different kinds of memories?
  • Where can we work together with existing projects?
Elisabeth Boogh, Stockholm County Museum
Adrian Murphy, Europeana Foundation
VK 51 After open data: How do we become #openGLAM?*

  • Which role does open data play in making cultural heritage institutions more accessible?
  • How and what do we have to change?
  • What processes do institutions need in their transformation – and how do we lead the way?
Kajsa Hartig, Västernorrlands museum
Karin Nilsson, Statens historiska museer
Neal Stimler, Balboa Park Online Collaborative

 

If you are interested in participating, send an e-mail to Larissa Borck with the following information:

  • your name
  • your institution (if applicable)
  • if you want to take part in a particular session or the whole series.

Participation is free of charge. The sessions will be recorded and afterwards published with open access.

*Some sessions partly include presentations in Swedish.

This webinar series is part of the Swedish National Heritage Board’s participation in the Europeana Common Culture project.