“Creativity does not happen in a vacuum” is how Eric Luth introduces his take on Open Culture in the GLAM sector. Our creativity is inspired by others which is why being able to enjoy our shared cultural heritage is so important. Platforms like Wiki-commons and others work to support these efforts and encourage sharing.
Open Culture VOICES is a series of short videos that highlight the benefits and barriers of open culture as well as inspiration and advice on the subject of opening up cultural heritage. Eric Luth is a Project Manager at Wikimedia Sweden where he organizes collaborations, events, and exchanges of practices in the cultural sector. Wikimedia Sweden also organizes edit-a-thons for Wikipedia articles.
Eric responds to the following questions:
What are the main benefits of open GLAM?
What are the barriers?
Could you share something someone else told you that opened up your eyes and mind about open GLAM?
Do you have a personal message to those hesitating to open up collections?
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