Episode 33: Open Culture VOICES – Ariadna Matas

Welcome to episode 33 ofOpen Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to bring you various perspectives from dozens of experts speaking in many different languages on what it’s like to open up heritage content online. In this episode, we hear fromAriadna Matas, policy advisor at theEuropeana Foundationin the Netherlands. Ariadna contributes to the management and development of the policies and frameworks of Europeana, Europe’s digital library, with a strong focus on copyright, and supports their implementation throughout the Europeana Network. She coordinates theEuropeana Copyright Communityand theRights Statements Consortium.She is also a member of theCC Global Network Copyright Platform, theNEMO Working Group on Digitization & IPR, theLibraries and IP Group of the Spanish Federation of Library Associations, and theRights Statements Consortium Statements and Implementation Working Groups.

Ariadna responds to the following questions:

  1. What are the main benefits of open GLAM?
  2. What are the barriers?
  3. Could you share something someone else told you that opened up your eyes and mind about open GLAM?
  4. Do you have a personal message to those hesitating to open up collections?


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