While there is a growing professionalization in the field of GLAM in Brazil, one would hardly argue we are faced with a thriving OpenGLAM movement. Digitization itself is not a widespread phenomenon, even if there is a growing sense of its importance. There are, however, a few initiatives involving both providing open content online and […]
OpenGLAM is supported by a global network of people and organisations who are working to open up content and data held by GLAM institutions.We run workshops and provide documentation for cultural institutions wanting to open up their data and content as well as organising events bringing together groups that are committed to building an open cultural commons.
EventsThis is a calendar of global events relevant to the OpenGLAM network. It includes hackathons, code sprints, conferences and meet-ups that relate to opening up cultural heritage. Open GLAM Calendar
Events on September 3, 2014
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Each month, in our “Curator’s Choice” series, we feature a guest article from a curator on a group of works in one of their openly licensed digital collections.
From our Blog
This week, the Internet Archive announced that they have joined Flickr Commons and will be uploading over 14 million copyright-free images over the next months. These images have been extracted from the Internet Archive’s collection of public domain eBooks (spanning a time period between 1500 – 1922) by research fellow Kalev Leetaru. At the moment, over […]
GLAM activities in the last two months have been quite happening! After Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin, OpenGLAM members and other GLAM contributors met again during Wikimania London, the official annual event of the Wikimedia movement focused on what people are making with wikis and open content. There were GLAM talks, workshops, discussions and brown bag talks: […]
John Overholt, Curator at Houghton Library, shines a spotlight on a few examples from the eclectic lot of cabinet card photographs found in the Harvard Theatre Collection, a series of images which are currently making their way onto Wikimedia Commons courtesy of the Wikpiedian in Residence scheme.