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“New content thrives on reuse and remixing of old content which is increased when you have an open approach to culture.” Fred believes that open culture simplifies many aspects of culture preservation, sharing, and creation by making things clearer and easier to manage for institutions and individuals and that open culture solves challenges for future generations by making information accessible.
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. Fred is the Rights and Information Manager at the Library of Scotland where he works to make the vast collections of Scotland accessible to the world.
Fred 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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Posted 12 September 2023
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