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 June 24, 2015
  • Towards open science: LIBER 2015

    Starts: June 24, 2015

    Ends: June 27, 2015

    Location: London, UK

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Human cantilever illustration, from “Bridging the Firth of Forth”, Benjamin Baker, 1887.

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 #22: Alison Metcalfe, curator in the Manuscript and Archive Collections department of the National Library of Scotland, presents the Library’s collection of photographs recording the construction of the Forth Bridge, the first major structure in Britain to be made of steel and a milestone in civil engineering. Read on

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Europeana Creative Culture Jam

On 9-10 July the Europeana Creative project is organising its final showcase event, the Europeana Creative Culture Jam at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. For the past 2,5 years, the project has worked on exploring ways for creative industries to connect with cultural heritage, by organising challenges, developing pilot apps and games and starting up […]

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eSpace

Dutch cultural heritage reaches millions every month

The cultural sector increasingly makes its collections available as open data and open content. These types of initiatives bring along the growing need of measuring their impact. On either a national or international level, there currently is no single body that tracks this type of data across collections. In 2014, the Open Culture Data network therefore […]

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OpenGLAM Open Collections

With the rise of the open movement, more and more cultural institutions are providing online access to their content and allow digital resources to be freely reused. Libraries, archives and museums publish their collections through their own websites and can make it findable through portals such as Europeana and DPLA as well. Through our OpenGLAM […]

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The Forth Bridge: Building an Icon

Alison Metcalfe, curator in the Manuscript and Archive Collections department of the National Library of Scotland, presents the Library’s collection of photographs recording the construction of the Forth Bridge, the first major structure in Britain to be made of steel and a milestone in civil engineering.

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