“When the culture of openness is part of society it helps knowledge to grow” is what Nkem says to introduce her perspective on Open Culture. In this episode we learn about how the walls around culture discourage growth and discovery and how opening up knowledge and culture encourages inclusivity and fosters growth.
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. Nkem has been working with open access and open culture at Libraries and institutions across Africa for more than 20 years. She works to increase engagement with public knowledge and promote open access across the continent through her work at the African Library and Information Association.
Nkem 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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