Shanna shares how “keeping content locked up and isolated keeps us separate from one another” so opening up collections brings people together and bridges our shared humanity, across cultures and continents. In this episode we learn about how publicly funded institutions should provide online access to the public which is funding it and held accountable to maintaining that access.
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. Shanna is the Library Director and Copyright Consultant at the Guthrie Memorial Library. They also work on global copyright policy advocacy together with Creative Common and other organisations.
Shanna 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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