Day 2 – Tuesday 8 December Track 3: Lose control, gain influence!
Openness Framework: how to open up your institution for good
Klaudia Grabowska is Head of the Open Culture (Open GLAM) Program (since 2014) at Centrum Cyfrowe, since 2007 involved with Creative Commons Poland. OpenGLAM and Open Access activist, initiating projects within the intersection of humanities and technology. Specializes in supporting cultural institutions and other organizations in implementing open policies, as well as OpenGLAM advocacy. Institute for Open Lidership Fellow (2015).
Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt:Polska works towards social change and enhancing citizens’ participation through the use of digital technologies and open, cooperative models based on sharing knowledge and other resources. The basis for all of our work and projects is the idea of openness which means the availability of resources and promoting models of cooperation based on them. Within our Open Culture Programme we support heritage institutions that face multiple challenges regarding the digital dimension of their work and we work together to provide audiences with wide and unrestricted access to their digitised collections. The expertise we have aquired during our work as consultants for GLAM institutions and the results of the research project we have conducted last year served as a basis for the Openness Framework. We created it to support the process of opening up cultural institutions that help them facilitate the change. Using the Openness Framework we collaborate with institutions with different backgrounds, structures, scale and scope. No matter how big or how small the institution is, we focus on developing strategic thinking, that we perceive as crucial for the fullfillment of the institution’s mission in the digital era. Our Framewor is designed to help institutions engage with wider audiences and stakeholders, develop new modes of institutional collaborations, enable reuse of their collections and – as a result – keep the heritage resources circulating.