Welcome to episode 20 of Open Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to bring you various perspectives from dozens of experts speaking in many different languages on what it’s like to open up heritage content online. In this episode, we hear from Marco Rendina, the Managing Director of the European Fashion Heritage Association, and senior consultant at Istituto Luce Cinecittà. Marco has been working with museums, archives and libraries across Europe for two decades to support them in their digital transformation, advocate open access, gain extensive experience in the design and implementation of digital libraries, and promote innovation in the cultural heritage sector in Europe.
Marco 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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