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Posted on Friday October 9, 2020

Updated on Monday May 10, 2021

Open GLAM and impact: Re-using digital cultural heritage

This webinar discusses the different ways in which re-use of cultural heritage is taking place, how projects and institutions are approaching measuring their impact, and how some of these projects contribute to making the case for open access to cultural heritage.

About

One of the big promises of open access to cultural heritage is the possibility for the general public to re-use content in new, innovative ways. From the GIF It UP! contest to cultural hack-a-thons to artificial intelligence, there are several projects that are trying to bring to the forefront the tremendous amount of creativity that can be unleashed if digital reproductions of cultural heritage allow for broad re-use.

But, aside from the numbers of re-use and anecdotal evidence, what’s the impact value of re-use of cultural heritage? How are we measuring it? How can we build arguments that relate numbers to evidence? And how can those ways of measurement be improved?

In this webinar, the panel discusses different ways in which re-use is taking place, how projects and institutions are approaching measuring their impact, and how some of these projects contribute to making the case for open access to cultural heritage.

It took place on 29 October 2020 from 15:00 - 16:00. 

Speakers

  • Merete Sanderhoff, Curator & Senior Advisor at the SMK in Denmark.
  • Michael Weinberg, Executive Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy at the NYU School of Law.
  • Nicole McNeilly, Impact Advisor in the Community & Partner Engagement team, Europeana Foundation.

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