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Koninklijke Bibliotheek & National Archive of The Netherlands, The Hague, NL

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The impact of OpenGLAM projects

A session on the impact of opening up cultural data.


This session is chaired by Stephan Bartholmei.


Coding da Vinci - the first open cultural data hackathon in Germany

By Helene Hahn (Open Knowledge Foundation Germany), Anja Müller (Service Centre Digitalization Berlin), Barbara Fischer (Wikimedia Germany)

Coding da Vinci gives German cultural heritage institutions the possibility to meet with designers, software and game developers, to foster and share their expertise in order to realize digital projects for the cultural sphere as well as the public. Through this productive cooperation the institutions obtain new perspectives on their digital treasure troves, and the visitors experience entirely new forms of interaction with the cultural artifacts. Over 325 thousand media files were opened by the institutions for the hackathon last year, 17 projects were developed for 10 weeks and presented to the public.

Coding da Vinci is a collaborative project conducted by German Digital Library, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, Service Centre Digitalization Berlin and Wikimedia Germany. Coding da Vinci will take place in Berlin (25th/26th April, 5th July 2015).

Giving access to users through Wikipedia: the case of the Tropenmuseum

By Trilce Navarrete and Richard van Alphen

The mission of museums worldwide revolves around giving access to human’s knowledge. Intergenerational transfer of knowledge about collections is taking an important new dimension: with Wikipedia, people all over the world can have access to potentially everything housed and managed by the GLAMs. But, what is the actual impact of publishing online? Based on one Dutch museum case, access to collections will be analyzed comparing publication of analogue collections with publication online using the BaGLAMa2 tool. It will be argued that publication through Wikimedia substantially increases access to collections, particularly of the lesser-known collections.

Reaching out of the institutional walls - How can a mid-size institution benefit from opening up their collection? A case study

By Joris Pekel

Last year a case study was published about the Rijksmuseum and the effects of them opening up their collection to the world. However, some argue that their model could not be copied by most institutions because of a big difference in size and budgets.

For this reason we looked at a much smaller organisation to investigate how they have worked with their digital collection and limited resources.

We have worked with the Livrustkammaren och Skoklosters slott med Stiftelsen Hallwylska museet (LSH). We will look at the costs they had to make to open up, internal processes, and the results.

Measuring the Use of All Dutch Open Digital Heritage in Wikimedia Projects

By Jesse de Vos on behalf of Sound and Vision and Open Cultuur Data

Open Cultuur Data recently identified all Dutch GLAMs that are making their digital heritage objects openly available through Wikimedia Commons. This inventory was the result of a survey among the Open Cultuur Data network, desk research and consulting Wikimedia Nederland about their GLAM-Wiki activities. Starting from December 2014 we are now tracking all Dutch open digital heritage that is available for reuse in Wikimedia project. An important first step in measuring the reuse and impact of open cultural data from the Netherlands in the Wikimedia environment. Open Cultuur Data is happy to report the first results and discuss its methodology and next steps with the larger GLAM-Wiki community. At the time of the conference, our results and analysis will be at the point where we will be able to share some interesting insights. If there are any preliminary questions, do not hesitate to post them here, perhaps they can be addressed during the presentation!

OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey: Poland and Finland

By Beat Estermann

The OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey, is an online survey that is conducted among heritage institutions throughout the world. It measures the state of advancement of OpenGLAM in various countries and identifies the main challenges and obstacles with regard to the promotion of open cultural data and free access to knowledge.

In addition, the international benchmark survey provides international comparisons, allowing each country to see where it stands compared to other countries.

While data collection is still ongoing in many countries, the first results from Poland and Finland are presented.