[OpenGLAM] OpenGLAM - After OKfest14

Christian Villum christian.villum at okfn.org
Tue Jul 22 15:57:55 UTC 2014

Hi Joris,

Great account and overview, thank you!

With regards to the OpenGLAM score card idea I wanted to toss in the idea
of perhaps using the Open Data Census code base? It can be customized to
focus on a topic, see for instance this test version for Open Law Data:

Would be relatively easy to appropriate for OpenGLAM categories and is
fully customizable. Then people around the world could submit info on
various GLAM institutions and the state of their culture data.



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On Jul 22, 2014 11:43 AM, "Joris Pekel" <jpekel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> The OKfestival in Berlin has come to an end. It was great three days with
> workshops and talks and thank you all that were able to contribute.
> In this email some notes and actions.
> First of all there was the OpenGLAM fringe event on Tuesday at the
> Wikimedia office. All the talks can be found here: *https://drive.google.com/?tab=mo&pli=1&authuser=0#folders/0B1QgoW4uM9-fZDVpRkxhRUhIeHc
> <https://drive.google.com/?tab=mo&pli=1&authuser=0#folders/0B1QgoW4uM9-fZDVpRkxhRUhIeHc>*
> This event was also the official start of the OpenGLAM Deutschland group,
> so congratulations! If you want to know more about this group or perhaps
> you are interested in joining, see: *http://okfn.de/openglam/
> <http://okfn.de/openglam/>*
> On Wednesday the "Maintaining a healthy and thriving public domain"
> workshop was organised. This session addressed a lot of the discussion
> points we had on the mailing list in the last couple of months such as
> licensing public domain material with a CC-BY license. One of the things
> proposed developing is an 'OpenGLAM scorecard' which can be used to rank
> releases of open culture data. If this is a good idea and how this should
> look like is still very much unanswered and I would like to hear from you
> how you feel about this idea. Will do that in a different thread. I have
> written a summary of the workshop here:
> *http://pro.europeana.eu/pro-blog/-/blogs/2243611
> <http://pro.europeana.eu/pro-blog/-/blogs/2243611>*
> The other session organised on Wednesday was the ‘Bring the Public Domain
> Calculators Worldwide’ session. Pierre blogged beforehand about it here: *http://2014.okfestival.org/lets-bring-the-public-domain-calculators-worldwide/
> <http://2014.okfestival.org/lets-bring-the-public-domain-calculators-worldwide/>*
> Finally on Thursday Beat Estermann organised a session on the OpenGLAM
> benchmark survey which was a great opportunity to get up to speed on the
> current progress and discuss what next steps are needed. I also believe we
> have found a few more people interested in conducting the survey in their
> country. All info about the survey can be found here.
> *http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/OpenGLAM_Benchmark_Survey
> <http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/OpenGLAM_Benchmark_Survey>*
> Finally I talked with a number of people about the Open Collections on the
> OpenGLAM page and we all feel that this could do with some updating. The
> Listify tool has worked great but now the list is getting longer it becomes
> a bit messy and there is no good way to filter. This is also perhaps
> interesting to integrate with the OpenGLAM scorecard. I will also send out
> a separate message about this to get your input on this.
> That was a short overview of the ton of things that happened last week in
> Berlin. I am sure other people have blogs/photos/stories to share, so
> please do!
> Speak soon,
> Joris
> p.s: the organisers are asking everybody who attended to fill in their
> feedback form. It is just a few minutes of work and it is really helpful
> for next years conferences. (e.g: No. Cardboard boxes are not suitable to
> cancel sound from another session next to you..) The form can be found
> here: *http://2014.okfestival.org/feedback/
> <http://2014.okfestival.org/feedback/>*
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