(27 May 2015) OpenGLAM is an initiative that is dedicated to sharing knowledge and aims to build a global cultural commons for the world to use. Coordinated by the Open Knowledge Foundation, OpenGLAM works with cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums to open up their content and data to the world through hands-on workshops, documentation and guidance.
The OpenGLAM website features open collections from around the world that feature images and materials that are free to use such as the Australian War Memorial and the York Museums Trust Online Collections. You can contribute to this list by submitting open collections from your organisation.
The International Librarians Network has the story.