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.

Events

This 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
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Events on September 29, 2014
  • Newspapers in Europe and the Digital Agenda for Europe

    Starts: September 29, 2014

    Ends: October 1, 2014

    Location: The British Library, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom

  • EAGLE 2014 International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World

    Starts: September 29, 2014

    Ends: October 2, 2014

    Location: École normale supérieure, Rue d'Ulm, Paris, France

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15091085181_8c704d4eef_cIllustration from the Jean de Montauban hours.

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.

Curator’s Choice #14: Sarah Toulouse, Head of the Rare Books and Cultural Heritage Department at Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole, explores the mystery behind a couple of strange and unexpected images found in a 15th-century book of hours. Read on

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New York is a center for world-class cultural heritage institutions, a site of innovation in the realm of digital humanities, library, archival, museum technology, and information sharing, not to mention hefty content production.  New York was also home to the first U.S. Wikimedia Chapter, Wikimedia NYC. That’s why it’s not surprising that there is also […]

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The Other Lives of Adam and Eve

Sarah Toulouse, Head of the Rare Books and Cultural Heritage Department at Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole, explores the mystery behind a couple of strange and unexpected images found in a 15th-century book of hours.

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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 […]

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