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Open Culture Platform Activity Fund Winners 2024

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Green and orange flowers illustrated in a scientific style. Plate 82” from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur (1904), in which are depicted a selection of liverworts. Public Domain.

As part of the Open Culture Platform’s 2024 work plan, we at Creative Commons are offering funding for community activities. We called for proposals and invited the community to vote on the activities. The projects needed to have a focus on building community through outreach and helping institutions move toward open. Here are the four…

Open Culture Live Webinar: Changing the Subject & Respectful Terminologies

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A detail from the painting showing a scene of Indian princesses gathered around a fountain with multi-colored dresses, overlaid with the CC Open Culture logo and Open Culture Live wordmark, and text saying “Changing the Subject & Respectful Technologies 29 November 2023 | 4:00 PM UTC” and including an attribution for the image: “Princesses Gather at a Fountain, ca. 1770 Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Princesses Gather at Fountain”, ca. 1770, shown slightly cropped. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public Domain.

For centuries, cultural heritage institutions have been undertaking the work to document and catalog objects in their collections — sometimes this work suffers from a legacy of colonialism and discrimination in the way their collections are labeled and categorized. Some institutions are working to update these labels with more respectful terminology. Hear more from some of the changemakers working to update labels and metadata with more respectful terminologies during this CC panel.

Back to Basics: Open Culture for Beginners

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The background image is the Wave of Kanagawa, a famous Japanese painting of a large wave with boats floating toward it. Creative Commons’ logo is in the upper right hand corner. Underneath reads “OPEN CULTURE LIVE” and “Back to Basics: Open Culture for Beginners, 27 July, 2023, 14 UTC.” Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei). Katsushika Hokusai ca. 1830–32. Metropolitan Museum. Public Domain.

On 27 July 2023 we hosted the first webinar in our new Open Culture Live series. In this session about the basics of Open Culture, we led a presentation that answers some of the key questions for beginners hoping to understand more about Creative Commons, and how we work closely with the cultural heritage sector…

2022 in Review: a Look at Creative Commons’ Open Culture Program

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image of a white CC open culture logo in the left corner on top of an illustration of a person sitting by a window and reading a newspaper A cropped version of "'Espejo exterior o espía'." by Biblioteca Rector Machado y Nuñez is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0. with a white CC open culture logo

2022 was quite a year for the Creative Commons (CC) Open Culture Program, thanks to generous funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing & Peter Baldwin, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. In this blog post, we take a look back at some of the year’s highlights in our program’s four components: Policy,…

Members Share Their Experiences with the CC Open Culture Platform

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Do you know about the Creative Commons Open Culture Platform? It’s a space for open culture and cultural heritage practitioners, advocates, and enthusiasts to share resources, hold conversations, and collaborate on matters related to open access to cultural heritage, especially heritage held in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). As we were curious about our…