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Episode 19: Open Culture VOICES – Dafydd Tudur

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Welcome to episode 19 of Open Culture VOICES! VOICES is a vlog series of short interviews with open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) experts from around the world. The Open Culture Program at Creative Commons aims to promote better sharing of cultural heritage in GLAMs collections. With Open Culture VOICES, we’re thrilled to bring you various perspectives from dozens of experts speaking in many different languages on what it’s like to open up heritage content online. In this episode, we hear from Dafydd Tudur, Head of Engagement and Digital Content at Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales. Dafydd began his career supporting cultural heritage organizations to digitize their collections and publish them online. He also led the formation of the National Library of Wales’s (NLW) policy on open access and its successful collaboration with Wikimedia.

Dafydd responds to the following questions: 

  1. What are the main benefits of open GLAM?
  2. What are the barriers?
  3. Could you share something someone else told you that opened up your eyes and mind about open GLAM?
  4. Do you have a personal message to those hesitating to open up collections?

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Episodes will be released twice a week until June 2022. Missed episode 18 of our Open Culture VOICES series? Catch up here >>

Posted 07 April 2022