GLAM/Newsletter/June 2015/Contents/Germany report
Open GLAM - How to create true participation
Discussion panel "ABC of Free Knowledge" on Open Culture and participation
On June 25, Tim Renner, Berlins Secretary of State for Culture, Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel, General Director of the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, and Dr. Paula Marie Hildebrandt artist and urbanist, discussed, how cultural institutions and cultural policy can foster broad participation in the field of open culture at the discussion panel "Das ABC des Freien Wissens".
- See the full discussion on video (German)
"KulTour" - GLAM on Tour´s little sister
Volunteers love GLAM institutions and back stage tours, that is known. But the fact is not easy to communicate to GLAM institutions. How do you easily call the product? GLAM on Tour has become quite known among the institutions as a standard event in Germany. But due to its size - normally a 3 days event with a challenging schedule - might be to big to suit everyone. Thanks to Geolina GLAM on Tour's little sister has now a name: KulTour. The word combines Kultur - German for culture - and Tour. And the first KulTour was held in June. Cromford, stands for early textile industry and is a museum too near Düsseldorf. Chapeau! - an exhibition on headdress. 15 Wikipedians met to shoot the hat. Beautiful images on hats from the early 19th century up to our days. Look at the results and use them for more articles on hats in Wikipedia. Next Kultours are on the way.
OpenGLAM working group Germany started
The quite young German Open GLAM group got started. On June 18, a full-day workshop for cultural institutions was held at Wikimedia Germany. 20 participants from various institutions gathered and shared their worries and hopes concerning open data as a sustainable parts of the workshop. It helps us GLAM activists in better understanding the institutions. In a worldcafé the participants worked on 4 different topic such as licenses, technical aspects on metadata, arguments for open culture and thoughts on sustainability. In the end we presented the results of the workgroups. Information on the workshop, the members of the OpenGLAM working group Germany and events around OpenGLAM can be found on the OpenGLAM-Wiki pages.
- See the blogpost for more information. (German)