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We’ll be at the 2018 Creative Commons Summit


We’re excited to be presenting at the Creative Commons Global Summit next month, happening once again in downtown Toronto. It’s an excellent opportunity for heritage workers and copyright enthusiasts in the Ontario area to have inspirational discussions with like-minded people from around the world!

Loren will be speaking at three sessions:

CC Certificates: how to adapt them for the GLAM community? will explore training and certification for librarians, archivists, and museum and gallery staff:

There are several GLAM institutions that after the initial boost of excitement for adopting CC licenses get trapped in discussions with legal departments or face different challenges to open up their collection to the public they serve. How can the CC certification help them move forward those discussions and effectively implement the institutional policy that they want? And how this institutional policy will allow them to take the leap on re-use, re-mix, discoverability and usability of digital cultural objects? Moreover, how can the CC GLAM certification contribute to the “realize the full potential of the Internet — universal access to research and education, full participation in culture”?

Best Practices for Creating and Collecting Open Digital Collections will talk about innovative community partnerships to open up heritage materials:

Cultural heritage organizations are collaborating with community partners to tell history in innovative and interactive ways. How do we design workflows to capture community content, how can we share content “sustainably,” and why does it matter? This session will focus on best practices for gathering community contributions that facilitates the creation and sharing of open heritage.  We’ll share some lessons learned on working with cultural heritage data.

The Future of Digital Archives will consider the different perspectives involved – technological, philosophical, user/contributor, stewards/curators/managers, and legal:

The panel discussion will explore the kinds of systemic changes we’d like to see and need in order to enable getting more digital archives into the commons, as well as making these archives more accessible. With contributions from other tracks into the roles each of these areas of work could contribute to creating these systemic changes, it will highlight the interplay between the roles of legal, educational and GLAM institutions, as well as innovations in technology and accessibility/usability.

You can see the entire event schedule here. The conference is offering $50 off for students and opportunities to volunteer!

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