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Friday, April 13 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC Certificates: How to Adapt Them for the GLAM Community?

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The project of the “CC certification” and the launch of the first beta cohort in 2018 has opened the opportunity to discuss how the CC certification course could be potentially adopted in other areas of knowledge. In particular, the state of the art of research in the GLAM sector shows at first sight a disparate level of understanding and awareness of what CC licenses and marks are for and what do they allow for building communities and enlarge audiences in connection with digital technologies.

And although there are great examples of big cultural institutions embracing both the values and the tools that CC has to offer, the situations vary a lot within institutions, countries, cultural backgrounds and languages. There are several GLAM institutions that after the initial boost of excitement for adopting CC licenses get trapped in discussions with legal departments or face different challenges to open up their collection to the public they serve. How can the CC certification help them move forward those discussions and effectively implement the institutional policy that they want? And how this institutional policy will allow them to take the leap on re-use, re-mix, discoverability and usability of digital cultural objects?

Moreover, how can the CC GLAM certification contribute to the “realize the full potential of the Internet — universal access to research and education, full participation in culture”?
Session Outcomes
  • Identify the goals for the CC GLAM Certificates and what do we want to achieve with them;
  • Analyze what elements such a certificate should have and which elements from the core certification need to be expanded;
  • Establish a working group for the CC GLAM Certificates and set the basis for the way in which the group will function and work

Agenda for the meeting

16 - 16.15    Introduction

= “Say your name, institution, area of interest”.
= Why are we holding this session. Outcomes of the session: what do we want to achieve
= What are the CC certificates and how do they work? + next steps (train the trainers, chapters, boost camps?)
= Experiences from the CC Certificate Beta for Librarians. Walkthrough the modules, performance assessments.

16.15 - 16:40    Break-up groups discussion. Identify challenges, opportunities & topics

= What are the topics specifics to GLAM? Adaptation of the core certification.
= Why should GLAM institutions should do the certificate? Who are the people inside GLAM institutions that should do the certification? (i.e., museum specialists, legal department?)
= What do we want to obtain out from GLAM institutions? (i.e., open up their collection, be advocates of CC licensing among artists, creators and content producers, avoid copyfraud, enable more reuse of digital collections, make them advocates for copyright reform, etc.)
= What are the essential challenges that you have with CC licenses? What are your knowledge gaps at licensing? What are the opportunities and challenges that you see when working with CC licensing?
= Are there ways to work with other open communities? If so, which ones?
= How do the certificates align with the objective of improving usability, discoverability and reuse of digital collections?
= What’s the level of awareness of GLAM institutions about CC licensing and openness? How can we measure that? (state of the art: Report from Kennisland)
= ToS: why GLAM institutions choose to create their own ToS? (state of the art: Report from Kenneth Crews about copyright & ToS ; Display at Your Own Risk), how that should be address in a CC GLAM certification?
= How do we talk about other tools such as RightStatements?
= Performance assessments: what should be the goals of the performance assessments and how can we improve the current ones?
= #cc-quests: explore the model of #cc-quests used for core certification
= possible partnerships for the GLAM certification (i.e. “before you upload this content, you should do the certification”). How are big partners in the field offering information about the CC licenses / PD mark? Which partners could be advocates for the CC GLAM certification?
= What do we want to teach people in the certification? What entitles them to do?

16:40 - 16:45    Follow-up

= Expression of interest for the working group on the GLAM certification
= Invite to slack channel #cc-openglam

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Loren Fantin

Director, OurDigitalWorld
I currently help steer ourdigitalworld.org, a not for profit (social profit) organization that supports digital stewardship of cultural heritage. I have spent the last twenty years or so working on initiatives around greater digital access to and discovery of our community cultural... Read More →
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I'm passionate about opening cultural heritage, bookscanning, fostering access and public domain tools. I like to help people and communities to put forward digitization projects and to help them understand how copyright impacts on their daily work.
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Jennryn Wetzler

Assistant Director of Open Education, Creative Commons

Friday April 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kensington Ballroom "B" 2nd floor, Delta Toronto Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto ON

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