Note: This is the first version of the OpenGLAM principles which we have drafted together with the OpenGLAM Working Group. We would like this to be a community effort so please give feedback on the OpenGLAM mailing list!
Galleries, libraries, archives and museums have an important role in supporting the advance of humanity’s knowledge. They have traditionally been the gatekeepers of the our cultural heritage and in their collections they hold the record of mankind.
The internet affords cultural heritage institutions a radical new opportunity to engage global audiences and make their collections more discoverable and connected than ever, allowing users not only to enjoy the riches of the world’s memory institutions, but also to contribute, participate and share.