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 August 16, 2014
  • IFLA World Library Information Congress (WLIC) 2014

    Starts: August 16, 2014

    Ends: August 23, 2014

    Location: Lyon, France

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cabcardthetare-thumbDetail of two performers playing stringed instruments. Labeled “European comic eccentric ‘Bonitas’ family.

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 #13: 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. Read on

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Cabinet Card Photographs from the Harvard Theatre Collection

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.

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Getting ready for the OpenGLAM benchmark survey

Since early 2014, a group of people from national chapters of the Open Knowledge Foundation, Wikimedia chapters, NGOs, cultural heritage and research institutions has been working on preparing the OpenGLAM benchmark survey. This online survey will measure the state of advancement of OpenGLAM in various countries around the world (for example regarding digitization, inter-organisational cooperation involving […]

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Starting the OpenGLAM local group for Germany – event report

On the morning before the start of the Open Knowledge Festival, a group of nearly 60 open culture enthusiasts from all over the world gathered at the Wikimedia offices in Berlin to discuss the situation around open cultural data in Germany and to start up a local German OpenGLAM group. The day began with a […]

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Maintaining a healthy and thriving Public Domain

At this week´s Open Knowledge Festival, Europeana together with the OpenGLAM initiative and Dutch think tank Kennisland ran a workshop to discuss how to maintain a healthy and thriving public domain of cultural heritage. The festival ran from 16-17 July in Berlin, and was attended by more than 1000 people from all over the world who gathered to talk about […]

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