Ellen shares that “by making cultural heritage openly available it can foster innovation and creativity.” This is a key aspect of why Ellen advocates for opening up cultural heritage and what drives her passion for open access in the cultural heritage sector.
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. Ellen is a Lawyer and Cultural Heritage professional who is currently a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam where she teaches about open access in the Library and Information Sciences department.
Ellen 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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