Free Culture, Free Software*
I gave a similar talk at LibrePlanet 2015 and would like to reprise it with updated information on the current state of FOSS for Cultural Heritage. I'd like to discuss how to get involved with FOSS projects that are related to the Cultural Heritage space and what kinds of projects currently exist. I'll end the session by talking about what kinds of projects could and should exist as well as community building and awareness in FOSS for Cultural Heritage Organizations.
Cultural heritage organizations rely almost entirely on proprietary software and the systems they choose directly impact their long term success as largely grant-funded organizations.
This session will explore the options for free/open source software in the cultural heritage space and inspire participants to work with organizations to help make the transition. It will also talk about the pros and cons of working with free software in the cultural heritage space and touch on many of the issues that professionals face while making the transition. The session will end with future-state imagining to dream up how we can better support new projects in open source for cultural heritage as well as invite people into already existing communities.
cultural heritage, FOSS, community building
Community Curator: EMW Drink Salon on Tech and Ethics Libraries Edition, 2016
Society for Scholarly Publishing, “Data Qua Data: from Qua? to Qual to Quant,” Washington, DC 2015
American Library Association, “Rocket Surgery for the Recent MLS: Use the skills you already know to become a lean, mean UX machine,” San Francisco, CA 2015
Code4Lib 2015, “Our $50,000 Problem: Why Library School?” Portland, OR 2015
LibrePlanet, “Free Culture, Free Software: Making FOSS Work for Cultural Heritage” Cambridge, MA 2015
Sustaining Cultural Heritage in Open Source Software, “Process Makes Perfect: Open Source Governance” (webinar) and “Why I feel like an Open Source Failure” Atlanta, GA 2014
FutureBook Digital Publishing Conference, “Townhall, not Shopping Mall! Community, Making, and the Future of the Internet” London, England 2014
Mozilla Festival “Super Facilitator,” “Not Your Momma’s GLAM Rockers!” and “Hack Hacking the Library” London, England 2014
Duke University CHAT Festival, “Scaling Up: Digital Mapping, Public Scholarship” Durham, NC 2012
Jennie is the current Communications Manager for Creative Commons. She is a veteran of both Mozilla and O’Reilly Media, where she worked on product, community and growth marketing, as well as User Experience Research. From 2006-2013, Jennie worked in a variety of museums and archives, including a feminist Zine Library, a medical library, an Appalachian folk music archive, and an “Animal Anatomy Theater.” In 2014, Jennie served on the SCHOSS (Supporting Cultural Heritage Open Source Solutions) working group and has spoken widely on open technology solutions in the cultural heritage and publishing sectors.
Jennie is based in Boston, where she can be found riding her bike, doing yoga, eating vegan ice cream, and engaging with Boston’s rich cultural environment.
- Title: Free Culture, Free Software
- Track: Culture
- Room: B301
- Time: 4:45 – 5:30pm
I gave a similar talk at LibrePlanet 2015 and would like to reprise it with updated information on the current state of FOSS for Cultural Heritage. I’d like to discuss how to get involved with FOSS projects that are related to the Cultural Heritage space and what kinds of projects currently exist. I’ll end the session by talking about what kinds of projects could and should exist as well as community building and awareness in FOSS for Cultural Heritage Organizations.
- Speakers: Jennie Rose Halperin