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“Open access is essential for education, innovation, and cultural participation.” Deborah believes that cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums are not just responsible for the preservation of material but in the access and promotion of material for the public good. Institutions should can choose to make their material available online and these policies can help culture to flourish.
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. Deborah is an independent lawyer who advocates for open access policies in Italy as the CC Italy Chapter Lead. Italy is known for cultural heritage laws that restrict accessibility which Deborah, CC Italy, and Creative Commons regularly discuss in blog posts and other material.
Deborah 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 03 October 2023
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