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Anthology about open cultural heritage
SHARING IS CARING. Openness and sharing in the cultural heritage sector is an anthology that explores the changes and opportunities brought about by digitisation, digital media, and the internet for the cultural heritage world and – not least – our users.
The anthology contains 18 articles by Danish and international experts. One of them is Michael Edson from the Smithsonian Institution. Hear what he and editor Merete Sanderhoff says about the book in this short video.
About the anthology
Billions of people across the globe are connected by the Internet, where they have access to communicating, learning, exchanging, developing, creating, and sharing with each other. How do we as cultural institutions embrace this unique opportunity?
Cultural heritage belongs to everyone. It was created by – and for – all kinds of people. The digitisation of physical heritage objects enables them to move out of storage rooms, library shelves, and file drawers, and land in the hands of the worlds’ citizens.
When cultural heritage is digital, there is nothing standing in the way of sharing and reusing it. It can be sampled, remixed, embedded, it can illustrate new stories and move into new media, it can adorn books, posters, and public spaces, advance research and make ideas and creativity blossom.
When cultural heritage is digital, open and shareable, it becomes common property, something that is right at hand every day. It becomes a part of us.
The Sharing is Caring seminar
The anthology springs from the international Sharing is Caring seminar held in Copenhagen since 2011, and its varied contributions reflect the diverse formats of the seminars – from substantial keynotes to ultra-short ignite talks.
The anthology spans a wide range of themes and approaches. It contains contributions from museum professionals, scholars, public sector administrators, a lawyer and a school teacher. The red line through it all is an urge to explore the new opportunities to open up and share knowledge and resources, which digitisation brings about.
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