On September 5 and 6 we at Wikimedia Mexico co organized with the Secretariat of Culture of Mexico an Open GLAM event. The main objective of the event was a gathering of people around the free and open trends and practices, with a special focusing on public servants of the Mexican cultural sector which was called by the secretariat. The event was held on two venues, Laboratorio Arte Alameda and Centro Cultural España en Mexico, with the attendance of 300 persons during the two days.
By the Wikimedia community the event was attended by Wikimedia Mexico volunteers, also Rodrigo Barbano president of Wikimedia Uruguay and Alex Stinson, GLAM strategist from Wikimedia Foundation. By one side Barbano talked about the uruguayan experience around copyright and practices of digitalization. Stinson was present on all the sessions and gave a Wikidata workshop with a focus on GLAM persons.
The full schedule of the event is here. One of the conclusions of the event was the multiple opinions of the panelists around the heavily restrictive copyright laws in Mexico (100 years) and the obstacle in the dissemination of culture in the country. As a result of the event, a network of interested people will take form in the next months to continue the discussion and the actions aiming to have more GLAM projects in the country. This event was realized in the context of the agreement we signed past April.