Creative Commons: We’re Launching the CC Open GLAM Program

Creative Commons: We’re Launching the CC Open GLAM Program. “On policy, we’ll work to reform the copyright system on a global level to bring it in line with the needs of GLAM institutions and allow them to conduct their legitimate activities; we’ll continue to insist that works in the public domain must remain in the public domain; we’ll encourage a purposeful policy discourse celebrating open culture as a positive affirmation of the importance of open access and sharing of cultural materials to the fullest extent possible; we’ll also engage in conversations on respectful and ethical use of culturally-sensitive materials.”

Creative Commons: Creative Commons Receives $5M Grant from Arcadia to Advance Open Access at Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Creative Commons: Creative Commons Receives $5M Grant from Arcadia to Advance Open Access at Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums. “Today Creative Commons (CC) announced that it has received a five-year $5 million grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, to advance open access in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector.”

Sprinting toward a Lab: defining, connecting and writing a book in five days (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: Sprinting toward a Lab: defining, connecting and writing a book in five days. “A lab is where experimental and research-focused tools, methods, and services are incubated. The starting premise for a lab is often wanting to spur change and make space for new practice and new people. Yet calling something a lab can also signal separation between traditional services and new approaches. Labs, and innovation in general, can seem like a passing fad that promotes shallow thinking about the application of digital technologies. Considering the limited resources and lack of cutting-edge technologies available at most galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs), should GLAMs consider opening labs? “

Medium: Uncovering the global picture of Open GLAM

Medium: Uncovering the global picture of Open GLAM. “How many cultural heritage institutions make their digital collections available for free reuse? How do they do this, and where is open access most prevalent? 12 months ago, Andrea Wallace and I set out to find some answers. In the first post in a short series, I recount the origins and motivations of the Open GLAM survey.”