Nicole believes that “the greatest advantage of open cultural heritage is digital equity,” which is a guiding principle for many cultural institutions around the world. In this episode Nicole talks about how making collections open greatly increases accessibility across global demographics and interest groups which makes an institution more relevant to a wider audience.
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. Nicole is at the time of the recording the Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at CLIR which is the Council on Library and Information Resources where she works to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.
Nicole 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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