School of Open launches with OpenGLAM course
This week is Open Education Week and to celebrate the first courses on the School of Open are launched. The School offers courses on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” in the digital age and its benefit to creative endeavors, education, research, and beyond. It is coordinated by P2PU and Creative Commons. The School offers all kinds of courses related to openness. You can learn about creative commons licenses, open data in science, copyright for educators, and now also how to open your cultural institution’s data.
The ‘Open Data for GLAMs‘ course is an adaptation of the masterclasses that the Open Culture Data initiative gave to several institutions. By releasing their course material, every memory institutions can now start to open up their cultural data as open culture data. Together with several partners from the OpenGLAM network we edited the course and it is now ready for anybody who wants to open up. The course will guide you through the different steps towards open data and provide you with extensive background information on how to handle copyright and other possible issues.
The different steps will force you to think about different aspects of your data that could lead to a more efficient data infrastructure and a coherent data policy with great internal benefits for your institution.
We are very curious about your experiences and happy to help if you have any questions. We also would really like to sit down with you (in person or virtual) and go through the course together . So if you are interested, get in touch!