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Episode 26: Open Culture VOICES – Susanna Ånäs

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Welcome to episode 25 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 Susanna Ånäs, GLAM Coordinator of AvoinGLAM, the Finnish OpenGLAM community, which brings together work from Wikimedia, Open Knowledge, and Creative Commons. Susanna’s curiosity for networked histories initially drove her to join the international community of Wikimedians and OpenGLAM activists, and she has been working with open cultural heritage for over a decade.

Susanna responds to the following questions: 

  1. What are the main benefits of open GLAM?
  2. What are the barriers?
  3. Could you share something someone else told you that opened up your eyes and mind about open GLAM?
  4. Do you have a personal message to those hesitating to open up collections?

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Episodes will be released twice a week until June 2022. Missed episode 25 of our Open Culture VOICES series? Catch up here >>

Posted 28 April 2022