GLAM-WIKI 2015/Proposals/Opportunities for heritage-related open content in Namibia
After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the GLAM-WIKI 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at GLAM-WIKI this April.
- Submission no. GW15.1009
Title of the submission Opportunities for heritage-related open content in Namibia
Type of submission Presentation
Author of the submission Peter Kloos
Country of origin South Africa
E-mail address email@example.com
Abstract The developers behind the South African Heritage Resources Information System, SAHRIS, recently founded a Nonprofit Organisation, OpenHeritage, with the aim of implementing similar systems in other developing countries. OpenHeritage is currently rolling out a national heritage system in Namibia, in collaboration with the National Heritage Council of Namibia (NHC) and the National Museum of Namibia. The system, intended for use by heritage managers, researchers, GLAMs and the public alike, fulfills three main functions. Firstly, it provides a platform for managing permit and declaration applications to the NHC. Included in this is a commenting system that facilitates public participation and increases transparency. Secondly, it acts as a national repository for declared national heritage sites and archive of survey reports by heritage practitioners. Thirdly, the system facilitates collections management for Namibian GLAMs, allowing for the digitisation of collections as well as object transfers between GLAMs. This presentation will explore the types of content that are being placed in the public domain for the first time in Namibia using the Creative Commons License, as part of the rollout of the national heritage system.
Length of presentation/talk 20 Minutes
Target audience All
Expected outcomes Attendees will gain an understanding, through this case study, of how heritage-related open content can be integrated with management at the national level.
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