The Internet Archive Joins the OpenGLAM Network

April 4, 2013 in Featured, News

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We are very pleased to announce that the Internet Archive has joined the OpenGLAM Network.

The Internet Archive has been one of the leading lights in the movement to get more freely available copies of public domain works online. It has also been pioneering the attempt to archive the internet, keeping a record of millions of pages for future generations.

We’re looking forward to collaborating with the Internet Archive around the development of our tools for digital scholarship and crowdsourced data enrichment as well as working with them to surface more of the wonderful works found in their vast libraries through projects like The Public Domain Review.

Alexis Rossis, Web Collections Manager at the Internet Archive, said:

The Internet Archive is looking forward to working with the Open Knowledge Foundation’s OpenGLAM initiative to help realise the shared goal of a world in which all public domain artefacts have a digital copy that is freely available to everyone.

The Internet Archive joins a host of other organisations including Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Europeana who we are collaborating with to help our cultural institutions reach their potential in the digital age.

If you’re an organisation working with cultural institutions and helping them to open up their holdings online and would like to join out Network email openglam@okfn.org.

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