Uncovering the global picture of Open GLAM

Douglas McCarthy
Apr 4, 2019 · 5 min read
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Mission Manufacturing Co., ‘’Miss Mission’’ series, 1944. Robert Yarnall Richie. DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. No known copyright restrictions.
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Detail of ‘Melkeveien’ (The Milky Way) tapestry, 1898. Frida Hansen (1855–1931). Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. CC0

An information gap

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Tweet by Simon Tanner, 7 March 2018
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Detail from a Catalan world map, 1375. Världskulturmuseet. Public Domain Mark.

It started with a Sheet

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OPEN GLAM PARTY 1.0, the first survey iteration, March 2018. Note the early presence of NC and ND licences, excluded once the Open Definition had been chosen for the survey.

‘Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose.’ The Open Definition

The scope of the survey

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The Large Plane Trees (Road Menders at Saint-Rémy), 1889. Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of the Hanna Fund 1947.209. CC0

Acorn → oak tree

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Survey outreach by Douglas McCarthy on Twitter, 4 April 2018

Explore the Open GLAM survey

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Survey of GLAM open access policy and practice, Andrea Wallace and Douglas McCarthy, accessed 4 April 2019

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Open GLAM

Open GLAM presents global perspectives on open access to…

Douglas McCarthy

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Museums & Open Access specialist | Editor of Open GLAM Medium | Collections Engagement Manager at Europeana | Co-author of bit.ly/OpenGLAMsurvey

Open GLAM

Open GLAM

Open GLAM presents global perspectives on open access to the cultural heritage in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs). Submissions are welcome so please get in touch.

Douglas McCarthy

Written by

Museums & Open Access specialist | Editor of Open GLAM Medium | Collections Engagement Manager at Europeana | Co-author of bit.ly/OpenGLAMsurvey

Open GLAM

Open GLAM

Open GLAM presents global perspectives on open access to the cultural heritage in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs). Submissions are welcome so please get in touch.

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