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The OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey is carried out in a collaborative effort of national chapters of the Open Knowledge Foundation, by Wikimedia chapters, NGOs, heritage institutions, and research institutions. In addition, it is possible for individuals to contribute as individual volunteers without any affiliation with one of the partner organizations. Volunteers join regular coordination calls and help carrying out the survey as members of their national team, which involves getting in touch with local partners and sponsors, compile lists of e-mail addresses of GLAMs in their country, help develop, translate and administer the questionnaire, and write country reports.

Types of partnerships[edit]

Organisations willing to contribute to the OpenGLAM Benchmark survey are able to do so through one of the following types of partnerships:

Cooperating partners[edit]

These partners support the operative work necessary to carry out the survey through in-kind contributions by paid staff. At the start of their involvement, partners will be asked to specify the type and scope of their planned contribution. They will be listed as partners on the project webpage and in official survey reports.

Funding partners[edit]

These partners provide financial support to the operative work necessary to carry out the survey. At the start of their involvement, partners will be asked to specify the size of their planned contribution. They will be listed as partners on the project webpage and in official survey reports. It is possible for cooperating partners to make their contributions to the OpenGLAM Benchmark survey as part of a dedicated project with additional third party funding. In this case, the third party funding organization will also be mentioned as funding partner on the project wiki and on publications of the project.

Promoting partners[edit]

Promoting partners officially endorse the survey and use their communication channels to communicate about the survey, either nationally or internationally. They will be listed as Promoting partners on the project webpage and in official survey reports, which gives additional credibility to the survey and can help find other promoting partners.

Volunteer supporters[edit]

These partners support volunteers who take an active role in carrying out the survey by providing a legal framework for the activity of the volunteers and by covering their travel and other expenses related to the work on the survey.

It is possible for individuals to contribute to the OpenGLAM Benchmark survey as individual volunteers without any affiliation to one of the partner organizations. Volunteers are expected to join regular coordination calls and to help carrying out the survey as members of their national team, which involves getting in touch with local partners and sponsors, compile lists of e-mail addresses of GLAMs in their country, help develop, translate and administer the questionnaire, and write country reports. All people making a substantial contribution to the survey are mentioned on the project webpage and in official survey reports.

Procedure for joining[edit]

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  • For Cooperating and Funding Partners, a specification of the type and size of the contribution will be requested at the start of their involvement and agreed upon in consultation with the Project Coordinator and the WP4 lead. In case third party funding is requested or a dedicated project is set up around the involvement in the survey, the Project Coordinator and WP4 lead are to be kept informed about the progress and scope of the efforts.
  • For Promoting partners, an official confirmation is required regarding their endorsement of the survey effort.
  • For Volunteer supporters, a confirmation is required of the volunteers contributing to the survey, as well as an indicative amount of time they expect to devote to the survey work.
  • For Individual Volunteers, as a start of their involvement they are expected to sign up for the mailing list and introduce themselves during their first monthly call.

The Project Coordinator and the WP4 lead can refuse a partner or individual from officially supporting the survey by common decision. If this is the case, the project team is notified about the refusal and its motivation. If any member of the project team appeals against the decision within 14 days of the notification, the case will be brought before the extended project management board consisting of the work package leaders and all the national coordinators. The extended project management board decides by simple majority. In the case of a tie, the Project Coordinator has the deciding vote.

Below is an overview of the current organisations contributing to the OpenGLAM Benchmark survey, as well as a list of individual volunteers supporting the survey efforts.

List of Partnerships[edit]

Type of partner Organisation Description Country
Cooperating partner Open Knowledge / OpenGLAM working group Open Knowledge is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.
OpenGLAM is an initiative run by Open Knowledge that promotes free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.
Cooperating partner Open Knowledge Finland Local group of Open Knowledge, a wide network of people and projects related to open knowledge. Finland
Cooperating partner Aalto University, School of Arts, Design & Architecture The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is an institution of higher education for design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art. Finland
Cooperating partner (Lead) Bern University of Applied Sciences The Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH is an application-oriented university. In addition to teaching, the university provides continuing education, research and development and services relating to its core competences. Switzerland
Promoting partner CIDETYS-AIP Centro Internacional de Desarrollo Tecnologico y Software Libre Research center dedicated to promote Information and Communication Techonologies (ICT) in general and Free Software and Grid technologies in particular. Panama
Promoting partner Ciudad del Saber - City of Knowledge Booming international community established for the purpose of business, academic, scientific, and humanistic collaboration. The objective is human and sustainable development based on knowledge. Panama
Promoting partner Red de Centros de Visitantes y Museos de la Región Interoceánica de Panamá The Network promotes tourist attractions associated with Panama´s natural and cultural heritage. Panama
Cooperating partner Wikimedia Sweden Wikimedia Sweden is promoting free and open knowledge in Sweden, both through the Wikimedia projects and other sources. Sweden
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