Open Data in Cultural Heritage – OpenGLAM in Germany

Are you working in a cultural heritage institution, or interested in opening up cultural heritage data for wider reuse? On the morning prior to the start of the Open Knowledge Festival, the OpenGLAM initiative, DM2E project, Open Knowledge Germany and Wikimedia Deutschland  are organising a half day workshop on open cultural data, with a special focus on German cultural heritage institutions.

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During the OpenGLAM workshop, we will investigate and discuss the possibilities and obstacles of opening up your cultural data as an institution. After a round of inspiring presentation from initiatives like Europeana, Wikidata, the German Digital Library and Coding da Vinci we will continue the discussion how to overcome the barriers to opening up data in the cultural heritage sector.

Finally, we will hear from the successful local OpenGLAM groups currently active in Switzerland and Finland, and kickstart a local OpenGLAM network for German memory institutions interested in open cultural content and open access. We invite everyone to join and help think about the focus points for such a German OpenGLAM group for the future, and look forward to start up a fruitful collaboration!

Programme

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  • 9.30: Welcome & introduction to OpenGLAM – Lieke Ploeger, Open Knowledge
  • 9.40: Lightning talks on the value of open data for cultural heritage institutions.
    • We opened up – now what? An analysis of the open data policy of the Rijksmuseum – Joris Pekel, Europeana
    • 1 year in digital cultural heritage – what were the walls I ran into most often & how to tear them down – Stephan Bartholmei, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
    • Wikidata – Making your data available and useful for everyone – Lydia Pintscher, Wikimedia Deutschland
    • How to use cultural heritage data: Coding Da Vinci results – Helene Hahn, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
    • Experiences from German GLAM projects / GLAM-Wiki-Kollaborationen in der Wissenschaft – Daniel Mietchen, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
  • 10.30: Coffee break
  • 10.45: Debate on the current situation around openness in Germany
  • 11.30: Forming a local German OpenGLAM group
    • With inspiring presentations of the OpenGLAM local groups from Switzerland & Finland
  • 13:00: End

Registration and details

      • Date: Tuesday 15 July, 9.30 – 13.00
      • Location: Wikimedia Deutschland, Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
      • Attendance is free but places are limited: please register here
      • If you want to read more about OpenGLAM and open cultural data (in German), check out http://okfn.de/openglam/

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