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2023:Program/GLAM, Heritage, and Culture/93J8LV-Assessing and promoting open content in cultural institutions: the "Culture Libre" label

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Title: Assessing and promoting open content in cultural institutions: the "Culture Libre" label


Rémy Gerbet

Executive Director of Wikimedia France

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Room: Room 325

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 11:55:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 12:15:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

In 2023, several cultural institutions obtained the Culture libre label for the first time, highlighting their commitment to the free sharing of content and cultural data on Wikimedia projects and more broadly by adopting open licenses.

Description[edit source]

For several years, we have been training professionals from the world of culture in the wikimedia project, organizing editathons to raise awareness and improve the free dissemination of cultural content on Wikimedia projects. All Wikimedian organizations throughout the world have linked increasingly close relations with cultural institutions. In France, however, we encountered two major problems: - How to be sure that the willingness of a cultural institution to interact with Wikimedia projects does not rest solely on 1 or 2 motivated people but that it is indeed a global policy of the institution with a strong inscription of the contribution in the internal life of the organization - How to unite/bring together all the cultural institutions involved to constitute a movement strong and audible enough to attract new institutions but also to influence the government to remove political and regulatory barriers.

The label project aims to meet these two challenges. Indeed, to obtain the label, an institution must agree to open these doors to the members of the jury who will be able to examine professional practices, discuss with the staff and thus evaluate in depth the institution’s acculturation to Wikimedia projects and values of the wiki movement. Finally, the labeled institutions form a powerful national network that demonstrates the stakes and the strength of the movement that we hope to further grow in the years to come.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This label project aims to strengthen the movement for free knowledge by developing concrete alliances and partnerships with the Wikimedia movement.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand