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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful.
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The Getty Puts 4600 Art Images Into the Public Domain (and There’s More to Come)

The Getty Puts 4600 Art Images Into the Public Domain (and There’s More to Come) | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
Not long ago, I went over to the Getty to see the J. Paul Getty Trust's President and CEO James Cuno in live conversation with Pico Iyer, one of his favorite writers as well as one of mine. Cuno, himself the author of books like Whose Culture?
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Google Puts Over 57,000 Works of Art on the Web

Google Puts Over 57,000 Works of Art on the Web | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
In its art preservationist wing, the Cultural Institute, Google houses an enormous digital collection of artwork spanning centuries and continents in what it calls the Art Project.
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Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come |The Getty Iris

Open Content, An Idea Whose Time Has Come |The Getty Iris | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
The Iris is the Getty's online magazine.

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samuel bausson's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:12 AM

We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible

 

Why open content? Why now? The Getty was founded on the conviction that understanding art makes the world a better place, and sharing our digital resources is the natural extension of that belief.

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Sweden’s LSH publishes 40,000 images under open licenses | OpenGLAM

Sweden’s LSH publishes 40,000 images under open licenses | OpenGLAM | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
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Great point: These three museums, which join together to create one unit maintained by the Swedish government, is funded by the tax payers of Sweden.  These taxes go towards the digitization of collections and archival content, thus, as stated by Senior Curator Magnus Hagberg in this recent press release, these materials should be accessible to the public – and now they are.

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Open Collections | OpenGLAM

Open Collections | OpenGLAM | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
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Here we list openly licensed datasets from several cultural institutions. All collections provide digital scans or photos that can be freely used without any restrictions. Most of the objects are in the Public Domain because of their age, or are licensed under an open Creative Commons license (CC-BY/CC-BY-SA).

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Software Studies: Cultural Analytics

Software Studies: Cultural Analytics | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
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Nikolaos Maniatis's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:36 AM

Cultural Analytics is the use of computational methods for the analysis of massive cultural data sets and flows.

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Germany's cultural heritage goes digital - Deutsche Welle

Germany's cultural heritage goes digital - Deutsche Welle | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
Deutsche WelleGermany's cultural heritage goes digitalDeutsche Welle"We want to make culture and scholarship accessible to all," Hermann Parzinger said.
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Culture Must Always Be a Commons | OpenGLAM

Culture Must Always Be a Commons | OpenGLAM | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it

I believe that the cultural community – museums, libraries, archives, galleries, memory institutions worldwide – need a new idea. An idea that will see us through the transition from the 20th to the 21st Century. An idea that is fundamentally connected to the core of what we do, but which creates a sense of dynamism and relevance in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere, of all ages. I think the wholsesale transformation of Culture into a Commons is that idea.

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Susanne Skubik Intriligator's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:47 AM

From Culture to Commons -- how sharing is transforming museums and heritage.

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Kultura commons bat da, nola aldatzen du pertzepzio honek kultura-ondarea eta honen kudeaketa?

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The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art

The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art

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Susanne Skubik Intriligator's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:49 AM

What a fantastic idea! You can now access great art, edit it as you please, and print it out on anything. Sharing for creativity!

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About CollectionSpace | www.collectionspace.org

About CollectionSpace | www.collectionspace.org | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it

CollectionSpace is an open-source collections management application that meets the needs of museums, historical societies, and other collection-holding organizations. CollectionSpace is designed to be configurable to each organization’s needs, serving as a gateway to digital and physical assets across an institution. The software is freely distributed via open-source licensing, and an active developer community ensures that CollectionSpace is continually improving.

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Europeana opens up data on 20 million cultural items

Europeana opens up data on 20 million cultural items | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
Today Europeana is opening up data about all 20 million of the items it holds under the CC0 rights waiver. This means that anyone can reuse the data for any purpose - whether using it to build applications to bring cultural content to new audiences in new ways, or analysing it to improve our understanding of Europe's cultural and intellectual history.
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The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art

The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the grand European museums.
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Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online

Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
The Guggenheim had made 99 art catalogues available for free online, while the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a whopping 375 free art books and catalogues overall. Download away. And tell a friend!
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LODLAM - Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums

LODLAM - Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it

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Representatives from open source software projects involving libraries meet-up | opensource.com

Representatives from open source software projects involving libraries meet-up | opensource.com | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
Representatives from open source software projects involving Europenan libraries meet-up, discuss first steps.
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When is Open Source Software the Right Choice for Cultural Heritage Organizations? An Interview with Peter Murray | The Signal: Digital Preservation

When is Open Source Software the Right Choice for Cultural Heritage Organizations? An Interview with Peter Murray | The Signal: Digital Preservation | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
When is Open Source Software the Right Choice for Cultural Heritage Organizations? An Interview with Peter Murray. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-01-18.
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Arches

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Arches is an open-source, web-based, geospatial information system for cultural heritage inventory and management. Purpose-built for the international cultural heritage field, Arches is designed to record all types of immovable heritage, including archaeological sites, buildings and other historic structures, landscapes, and heritage ensembles or districts. Read a joint statement from the leaders of the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund, the organizations that have partnered to lead the development of Arches.

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crowdcrafting

crowdcrafting | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
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Online assistance in performing tasks that require human cognition, knowledge or intelligence such as image classification, transcription, geocoding and more!

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Scripto

Scripto | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it

Scripto brings the power of MediaWiki to your collections. Designed to allow members of the public to transcribe a range of different kinds of files, Scripto will increase your content’s findability while building your user community through active engagement.

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Europeana Inside partners prepare new open-source connection kit

Europeana Inside partners prepare new open-source connection kit | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
First prototype of the Europeana Connection Kit (ECK), which is being developed by partners in the EC-funded Europeana Inside project, will be ready for testing next year. When completed, the kit will provide a set of open-source software tools to help lower barriers and open up collections.
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ATOR: Taung Project: 3D Forensic Facial Reconstruction

ATOR: Taung Project: 3D Forensic Facial Reconstruction | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it

This article will show the overall process with a timelapse and we'll offer you the file from Blender at the end.

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Open Access: 'we no longer need expensive publishing networks'

Open Access: 'we no longer need expensive publishing networks' | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions need to recognise the changing world of publishing, says Rupert Gatti – it's time for academics to take matters into their own hands...
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Omeka

Omeka | Open Cultural Heritage | Scoop.it
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.
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