SXSW Interactive 2016
Give it Away to Get Rich: Open Cultural Heritage
Open content, open access; what do these things mean? Come to a panel on how openly sharing cultural heritage content wins hearts, minds, & funding.
Over 50 galleries, libraries, archives, and museums have pursued open access with permissions to reuse over the last decade, to a varying degree, removing technical and copyright barriers to their public domain collections. With a decade of practice under the belts of these early adopters, we can better understand the impact of open initiatives on several fronts:
- Public engagement
- Institutional relevance
- Organizational culture
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Additional Supporting Materials
- What has been the impact on the brand, finances, culture, & staff when cultural organizations adopt open access initiatives?
- What are the risks to not giving it away?
- What are people doing with open cultural heritage material?
Effie Kapsalis, Head of Web, New Media, & Outreach, Smithsonian Institution Archives