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
March  2015
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Events on March 2, 2015
  • NMC On the Horizon > Open Licensing: What It Is, Why Do It

    Starts: March 2, 2015

    Ends: March 2, 2015

    Location: online

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Events on March 9, 2015
  • Jisc Digital Festival

    Starts: March 9, 2015

    Ends: March 11, 2015

    Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

  • Early English Books Hackfest

    Starts: March 9, 2015

    Ends: March 9, 2015

    Location: Oxford, Oxford, UK

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Events on March 25, 2015
  • Digikult 2015

    Starts: March 25, 2015

    Ends: March 27, 2015

    Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

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Events on March 29, 2015
  • 8th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2015)

    Starts: March 29, 2015

    Ends: April 2, 2015

    Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

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Screen-grab from the newsreel “Able to tick? Tick along”.

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 #20: Harry van Biessum, from Open Images, gives a little tour through some of the collection’s stranger films, in particular those Dutch newsreels from the 1930s which centred on reporting a wide-variety of bizarre competitions. Read on

From our Blog

BYTE into open cultural data

This is a guest blogpost by Anna Donovan on The Big data roadmap and cross-disciplinarY community for addressing socieTal Externalities (BYTE) project. The BYTE project is looking at open cultural data as part of the relationship between open access and big data in Europe. BYTE is also collaborating with Europeana to put open cultural data and […]

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Project Mosul: Protecting Iraq’s Cultural Heritage

This is a guest blogpost by Dr. Marinos Ioannides, Chance Coughenour and Matthew Vincent (see author details at the bottom of the page).   Neville Chamberlain famously said “In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.” Lives are lost, homes and livelihoods are damaged and culture […]

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Strange Contests in the Netherlands

CURATOR’S CHOICE #20: HARRY VAN BIESSUM FROM OPEN IMAGES Harry van Biessum, from Open Images, gives a little tour through some of the collection’s stranger films, in particular those Dutch newsreels from the 1930s which centred on reporting a wide-variety of bizarre competitions. Competition can drive people mad and make them do strange things. Especially […]

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Public Domain

Coding da Vinci 2015

More than 325.000 open cultural data files are just the beginning – Coding da Vinci sets goals for 2015 in Germany Last year, Coding da Vinci (the first open cultural data hackathon in Germany) was an exciting experience for everyone involved: 150 attendees and 16 cultural heritage institutions from all over Germany jointly developed apps, […]

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