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Hala Essalmawi — Open Culture VOICES, Season 2 Episode 2

Open Culture

Hala says “if it’s open then you give a big opportunity for partnership” because the transparency created by openness makes it clear what you do and what you have and invites others to work with you. In this episode Hala shares some insight on copyright in Egypt and what open culture looks like in the work she does.

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.  Hala is the Head of the Legal Department at the Library of Alexandria. With more than 25 years of experience she has worked on IP and Copyright issues around the world with her work the library and with WIPO.

Hala 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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Posted 14 February 2023