[Openglam_members] Stepping down as an OpenGLAM Working Group member

Maarten Brinkerink mbrinkerink at beeldengeluid.nl
Wed Feb 19 16:17:29 UTC 2014

Dear Sam,

Thanks for all the hard work. I understand and respect your choice to focus on new challenges.

Look forward to - undoubtedly - meeting you again in other open data contexts and events.

Good luck with everything!



Sent from my smartphone

> Op 19 feb. 2014 om 17:11 heeft Estermann Beat <beat.estermann at bfh.ch> het volgende geschreven:
> Dear Sam,
> Well, it’s a pity that you are leaving the OpenGLAM working group!
> But thanks a lot for your great engagement to get the OpenGLAM movement up and running. 
> I wish you good luck with your work in favor of transparency, hoping that you’ll be similarly successful as for OpenGLAM!
> See you next week!
> Beat
> From: openglam_members [mailto:openglam_members-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Sam Leon
> Sent: Mittwoch, 19. Februar 2014 16:58
> To: <openglam_members at lists.okfn.org>
> Subject: [Openglam_members] Stepping down as an OpenGLAM Working Group member
> Hi everyone,
> As some of you already know, I am taking up a new role at Open Knowledge Foundation central to help transparency not-for-profits work with open data more effectively. After much thought, I've decided to step down as a volunteer for the OpenGLAM Working Group in order to free up some time to work with the communities I will come into contact with in my new role.
> I've enjoyed working with all of you in my capacity as a Community Coordinator and as a volunteer OpenGLAM Working Group member. It's incredible to recall that back at the end of 2011 there was no OpenGLAM Working Group! Just over two years later, we now have such a diverse, committed and talented group of people all pushing for change and education cultural heritage institutions.
> Now with OpenGLAM Finland in full-swing, an active Advisory Board, a benchmark study up and running a slew of brilliant articles from world class curators on open collections, I really feel the Working Group is in a great place. Through the work we've all contributed to, I believe that the idea of open cultural content is taking hold and I believe that OpenGLAM is an essential cog in the process of building a cultural commons.
> I'm still on this email address and always happy to input and help out if asked. I will also remain on the OpenGLAM public mailing list, but - for now at least - I will no longer join the OpenGLAM Working Group calls. The call next week will be my last one (provided we can run it on Wed 26th!)
> This isn't goodbye, so I'm not going to make a meal of it :) I'll speak to most of you next week and I'll be seeing many of you at OKFestival in Berlin and some of you even sooner!
> All the best,
> Sam
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