[Openglam_members] Notes of OpenGLAM call yesterday

Adam Green adam.green at okfn.org
Thu Jun 27 10:26:43 UTC 2013

Hey all, (I've missed off the Advisory Board to save their inboxes!)

So sorry to miss yesterday - completely forgot to inform that i couldn't
make it.

My OpenGLAM updates from the month regarding The Public Domain Review:

Been working hard putting this new sources scheme in place, which will
basically 'big up' and more explicitly  celebrate those institutions
opening up their collections (actual content, as opposed to just metadata).
As part of this we'll be launching the Curator of the Month series: where a
curator from such an "open" institution talks about some stuff from their
collection. We'll kick things off next Tuesday (2nd July) with someone from
the British Library talking about a collection of Canadian photographs.
Have stuff lined up for future months from Rijskmusuem and Statens Der
Kunst (Danish State Museum), and another from the BL. *Would be really
great if you could let me know if you have any leads with any others!*
That's all I think. Look forward to seeing some (most?) of you at the
summit in a couple of weeks!

All the best,




Adam Green

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On 27 June 2013 11:53, Joris Pekel <joris.pekel at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> First of all, a warm welcome to the OpenGLAM advisory board. So pleased to
> see this! We had our monthly OpenGLAM members call yesterday and I would
> like to share the notes with you. At the end of next month we will have or
> next call and you are always welcome to join.
> One thing I should mention to you as members of the advisory board, is
> that I will be leaving the OKF next month to start working for Europeana as
> their GLAM coordinator. It was a tough decision but I am really looking
> forward to working more directly with institutions and aggregators to open
> up their collections. I will also stay closely connected with the OpenGLAM
> working group from my new role at Europeana, and keep coordinating it.
> Secondly, thanks to all the members who could make it. Really nice to see
> so many new faces! And apologies for the weird Google Hangout hiccups. I
> need yet to figure out how to host an open hangout without all these random
> people joining... Although it was kind of fun..
> Here a brief overview of what we discussed:
> *People attending:*
> Joris Pekel (OKF)
> Sanna Marttila (OKF FI, AvoinGLAM WG in Finland, Aalto University)
> Sylvia Petrovic-Majer (OpenGlam working group in Austria)
> Joris Janssen (Packed, Opencultuurdata BE)
> Beat Estermann (opendata.ch / Bern University of Applied Sciences)
> *Discussed*
> *
> *
>  - Open Culture track at the OKConference. On the Monday we organise a
> pre-conference session with experts from the OpenGLAM network and Swiss
> stakeholders. One of the things we will focus on, is the sharing of
> knowledge from different countries that are involved in an OpenGLAM
> initiative, and how to kickstart your own.
> - Structure of OpenGLAM. OpenGLAM wants to be a community effort of
> different groups. So where it is still an initiative by the OKF, it is
> powered by various organisations and institutions, such as Europeana,
> Wikimedia, Open Cultuur Data etc.
> - We would really like to make the OpenGLAM blog the place where you
> communicate your local successes to an international audience! I think this
> sharing of successes is really important and we are not doing it enough.
> Many of you local activities are an inspiration to many others. I can set
> you up with an account, or help you posting, just get in touch! And don't
> be shy..
> - The OpenGLAM brand, should it be protected? Joris will look into how the
> OKF and other working groups are dealing with this and get back.
> *Updates from each person*
> *
> *
> Sylvia - first open GLAM meetup - 6-8 people interested in starting this
> group. Next meeting on July 9th - try to get financial support, contact
> with research union. Start phase. Sanna will send the experiences she has
> down for dissemination
> Joris Janssen - during summer will continue to work with masterclass
> attendees to make sure they get one dataset from each institution (!).
> Prepare for apps4culture event.
> Beat - discussion with Wikimedia CH - conflict of interest. OKCon
> financial situation is not transparent. Ticket price not as high as
> expected.. Hotels might be a bigger problem.
> Sanna - AvoinGLAM has had monthly meetups, now on summer break, next one
> in August. Apps4Finland was launched on june 16th, first time theme/strand
> for Cultural data. Collaboration with National Gallery in Finland to open
> up their collection’s metadata (consultation, workshops), and National
> Digital Library and Finna https://www.finna.fi/?lng=en-gb (metadata will
> be released under CC0). We at Creative Commons Finland have translated
> *finally* the CC0 license to Finnish. In Oct/Nov 2013 there will be Open
> Knowledge Roadshow in Finland, and local OpenGLAM seminars are organized in
> 5 different cities. AvoinGLAM will receive funding from Ministry of Culture
> and Education for organising training, workshops and other activities
> (until June 2014).
> Joris Pekel - OpenGLAM advisory board in place. Will start working for
> Europeana next month as the GLAM coordinator and will stay very much
> connected with the OpenGLAM working group. First part of the 'Why not open
> up?' blog post published:
> http://openglam.org/2013/06/21/concerns-and-reasons-not-to-open-up-glam-data-part-1-fear-of-misuse/
> For next month, I will send around a Doodle so we can pick the timeslot
> with most people attending.
> Note taking doc can be found here:
> https://docs.google.com/a/okfn.org/document/d/1yCJUVrTsbnSenuQA0tGQ0rugEwitlyiwATJbIrJpQEs/edit#
> Thanks again! and all the best,
> Joris
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