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We curate news about the technological, legal and business aspects of open content, open data and Open Access for galleries, libraries, museums and archives (GLAMs).
Topics include crowdsourcing, Linked Open Data, Creative Commons licenses and APIs.
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Creative Commons & Cultural Heritage

Some slides on how museums and related cultural heritage institutions are using Creative Commons to... 1) Share their digital collections 2) Share collection…
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quinnanya's shop on Spoonflower: fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap

quinnanya's shop on Spoonflower: fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap | Open Culture | Scoop.it
Since I can't wear geeky t-shirts to work, I now print and sew my own geeky business casual. Medieval Slavic, open source, manuscripts, and bizarre alphabets.
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GLAMs and GLAMWiki Toolset

GLAMs and GLAMWiki Toolset | Open Culture | Scoop.it
GLAMWiki Toolset project is a collaboration between various Wikimedia chapters and Europeana. The goal of the project is to provide easy-to-use tools to make batch uploads of GLAM (Galleries, Libra...
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Practical guide on using the Glamwiki toolset

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Libraries May Be Permitted To Digitise Books Without Copyright Owner's Consent, EU High Court Rules

Libraries May Be Permitted To Digitise Books Without Copyright Owner's Consent, EU High Court Rules | Open Culture | Scoop.it
European Union governments may allow libraries to digitise books in their collection without rights owners' consent in order to make them available at electronic reading posts, the European Court o...
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2.6m historical pictures put online

2.6m historical pictures put online | Open Culture | Scoop.it
An academic is posting millions of historical photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
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The British Library Meets Burning Man - Digital scholarship blog

The British Library Meets Burning Man - Digital scholarship blog | Open Culture | Scoop.it
Posted on behalf of David Normal (edited by Sophie McIvor and Mahendra Mahey) The British Library meets Burning Man… In December 2013 the British Library uploaded over a million images from our 19th century digitised books onto Flickr Commons, with the invitation for anyone to remix, re-use and re-purpose the...
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British library's unexpected re-use of images released in the PD

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Kennisland : We need an Ombudsman for the Public Domain

Kennisland : We need an Ombudsman for the Public Domain | Open Culture | Scoop.it
We need an Ombudsman for the Public Domain - Copyright protection dominates the debate on the commons. Being in control of cultural heritage material is not always bad. However, we need a stronger counter-balance that makes the claim that the public domain is important too. James Boyle argues for an ombudsman for the public domain, who guarantees direct engagement with texts and objects for the wider public to strengthen a thriving commons.
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Prof James Boyle speaks about the importance of GLAMs as guardians of the Public Domain at the Rijksmuseum

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First batch upload to Wikimedia Commons using the GWToolset

First batch upload to Wikimedia Commons using the GWToolset | Open Culture | Scoop.it
[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"15491","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"320","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Recently, the Netherlands Institute for Sou
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Dark Matter

Dark Matter | Open Culture | Scoop.it
The dark matter of the Internet is open, social, peer-to-peer and read/write—and it’s the future of museums
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Getting it Right on Rights: Simplifying, Harmonizing, and Maximizing the Openness of Rights in Digital Libraries around the World

Large-scale collections like the Digital Public Library of America, Europeana, Trove, and DigitalNZ have enriched the free web by making openly available tens of millions of items from libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage sites from their respective countries or continents. This burgeoning public commons is weakened, however, by a lack of common agreement over rights statements on these items, inconsistent international copyright law, and risk aversion among many nonprofit institutions. We will bring together these international projects to harmonize and evangelize a simpler rights structure, one that includes ways for works of all types, including materials with unclear or no known rights, to be made available to the public.
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Good News: Replicas of 16th-Century Sculptures Are Not Off-Limits for 3-D Printers

Good News: Replicas of 16th-Century Sculptures Are Not Off-Limits for 3-D Printers | Open Culture | Scoop.it
The functional possibilities of 3-D printing are well known. After all, we’re printing wrenches in space now. Yet the technology’s artistic potential may be equally significant. Almost every physical object, from a spoon to Degas’ famous dancer sculptures, can be scanned and uploaded onto the Internet as a file, ready...
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Showcases | LinkedUp: Linking Web Data for Education - An EU project about the potential of open data in education

Showcases | LinkedUp: Linking Web Data for Education - An EU project about the potential of open data in education | Open Culture | Scoop.it
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Open Definition 2.0 released - Creative Commons

Open Definition 2.0 released - Creative Commons | Open Culture | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Today Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition �sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content,� and is the baseline from which various public licenses are measured. Any content released under an Open Definition-conformant license means that anyone...
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blpublicdomain - Creative Projects

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Projects based on creative reuse of the British Library's flickr account

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The Digital Closing of the Public Domain | Article | CCCB LAB

The Digital Closing of the Public Domain | Article | CCCB LAB | Open Culture | Scoop.it
In the process of digitalising works, museums, libraries and archives often end up closing or limiting their use.
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Linked Data Survey results 3–Why and what institutions are consuming | hangingtogether.org

Linked Data Survey results 3–Why and what institutions are consuming | hangingtogether.org | Open Culture | Scoop.it
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New Report Visualizes Cultural History through “Big Data”|The Getty Iris

New Report Visualizes Cultural History through “Big Data”|The Getty Iris | Open Culture | Scoop.it
The Iris is the Getty's online magazine. Launched in April 2010, it is written by the staff, volunteers, scholars, interns, and others at the Getty's two Los Angeles campuses—the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu—and around the world.
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P2PU | Open data for GLAMs

P2PU | Open data for GLAMs | Open Culture | Scoop.it
Open data for GLAMs: Open up your institution's data
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Open courseware for opening up cultural data

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