Subhashish Panigrahi represented India as the India Ambassador of OpenGLAM local in Berlin. The event was organized by Google, Omidyar,, in Berlin from July 15 to 17, 2014.

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Presentation on "Introduction to the OpenGLAM benchmark Survey project" at the Open Knowledge Festival, Berlin on 17 July 2014 (by Subhashish Panigrahi, CC-BY-3.0 License)

Click to read the details on the website here. See the official programme here. Download Subhashish's presentation at this page.

Subhashish presented on the following:

Situation in India

  • Wikimedia India chapter and WMF's India program working on first India GLAM project
  • Good traction of image contribution through Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest
  • Mass communication and other media institutes slowly taking interest in open audio library
  • Digitization is a priority across government departments, with funding available
  • Majority of GLAMs lack knowledge about open culture, need for outreach
  • Relicensing and book digitization have gained public interest
  • Encourage institutions to think beyond their digital strategy
  • Show institutions what is there for them

What we have done so far

  • Started filing Right to Information (RT) asking state government departments for lists of institutions
  • Reached out to WMIN (Wikimedia India chapter) for help in creating a list
  • Difficulty with getting people and contact details

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