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Open Knowledge Festival 2014

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2014 10:17 AM
Subhashish Panigrahi represented India as the India Ambassador of OpenGLAM local in Berlin. The event was organized by Google, Omidyar,, in Berlin from July 15 to 17, 2014.
Open Knowledge Festival 2014

Presentation on "Introduction to the OpenGLAM benchmark Survey project" at the Open Knowledge Festival, Berlin on 17 July 2014 (by Subhashish Panigrahi, CC-BY-3.0 License)

Click to read the details on the website here. See the official programme here. Download Subhashish's presentation at this page.

Subhashish presented on the following:

Situation in India

  • Wikimedia India chapter and WMF's India program working on first India GLAM project
  • Good traction of image contribution through Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest
  • Mass communication and other media institutes slowly taking interest in open audio library
  • Digitization is a priority across government departments, with funding available
  • Majority of GLAMs lack knowledge about open culture, need for outreach
  • Relicensing and book digitization have gained public interest
  • Goals of the survey
  • Data
  • Mapping the sector
  • Encourage institutions to think beyond their digital strategy
  • Show institutions what is there for them

What we have done so far

  • Started filing Right to Information (RT) asking state government departments for lists of institutions
  • Reached out to WMIN (Wikimedia India chapter) for help in creating a list
  • Difficulty with getting people and contact details

Collaborative Presentation

ASPI-CIS Partnership


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