What is Open Culture?
Hosted by: Europeana
The digital revolution has changed things for museums, galleries, libraries and archives. No longer are their collections kept solely on shelves, behind glass or locked in vaults. Now, it is possible to look at, examine, learn from and use their material in a digital format online. When it’s accessible and free of usage restrictions, we call it open culture. And it’s changing the world.
Here’s what it means to some of Europe’s leading cultural heritage professionals.
Throughout September, we’ll hear from people across the globe who strive each day to open up culture and we’ll discover some great things that have happened as a result of their, and their partner organizations’ hard work.
Keep coming back to the Year of Open throughout the month to hear more stories from our open culture friends all across the world.
What does open culture mean to you? Tweet us @europeanaeu using #yearofopen.
- Introducing Europeana – An interview on open culture with Jill Cousins, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation – an organization trying to ‘transform the world with culture’.
- Trove, National Library of Australia – An interview on open culture with Cathie Oats, Director of Trove, the National Library of Australia.
- Open culture – what can you do with it? – resources for research – So you’ve digitized museum and archive collections. You’ve given them open licences so copyright isn’t a barrier to use. You’ve provided high-quality files for download. Now what?
- Digital Public Library of America – An interview on open culture with Franky Abbott, Curation and Education Strategist for the Digital Public Library of America.
- National Digital Library of India – An interview on open culture with Professor Partha Pratim-Das of the newly launched National Digital Library of India.
- Martijn Kleppe, KB – An interview with Martijn Kleppe of the National Library of the Netherlands.
- Open culture – what can you do with it? Resources for education and creative industries – Want to make an educational app that focuses on uniforms from the first world war? Or a game that uses birdsong? Or design a range of T-shirts with art nouveau imagery? You can.
- Goodbye. We hope you’ve enjoyed finding out about how open culture is transforming the world. To find out more, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter, search Europeana Collections yourself, or join our network via Europeana Pro.