Unit 5: Creative Commons for Open Culture

Unit 5: Creative Commons for Open Culture (formerly Open GLAM)

As the importance of digital cultural heritage increases in our fast-changing information environment, expertise in copyright and open licensing is a crucial asset for cultural heritage work.

Creative Commons licenses and tools are the global standard for open access to knowledge and culture around the world; CC licenses put the “open” in Open Culture, Open Education, Open Access, Open Science, and more. This module will introduce you to the specifics of using CC tools and implementing open access initiatives at cultural heritage institutions or programs.

This unit has four sections:

5.1 Open Culture: Open Access to Cultural Heritage

5.2 Opportunities and Challenges of Open Culture

5.3 Preparing the Collections

5.4 Opening Up & Sharing Collections and Content

There are also Additional Resources if you are interested in learning more about any of the topics covered in this unit.

Please consider joining the Creative Commons Open Culture Platform. As a member, you can help identify, plan, and coordinate multi-national open culture practices and policy projects to collaboratively solve global cultural heritage challenges.