Did you know that access to cultural heritage is part of the UN Declaration of Human Rights? Stephen discusses this little known article among other important aspects of access, participation, and engagement of cultural heritage and the responsibilities of institutions in this regard. He also explains how Open Culture is a way to establish the social responsibility of institutions to a community and society.
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. Stephen Wyber is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at IFLA which coordinates meetings and collaborations between GLAM institutions, namely libraries, around the world. He works to co-create meaningful understanding of the needs of libraries and what role libraries play in society and community.
Stephen 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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