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Dr. Foteini Valeonti is an AHRC Innovation Leadership Fellow at the UCL Department of Information Studies, working as Principal Investigator on a UKRI-funded project that explores ways museums can utilise emerging technologies to generate revenue from their digitised collections. She is also the founder of USEUM.org, a platform developed as part of her PhD studies at the UCL Bartlett Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis; USEUM democratises access to art, providing amongst other features, thousands of copyright-vetted famous artworks for download at no cost. Foteini is interested in the research and development of innovative digital products for the cultural heritage sector, relating to the themes of OpenGLAM, the accessibility of art and digitised collections.
Although studies have demonstrated that OpenGLAM provides numerous benefits to participant institutions, such as the dissemination of collections and increased sponsorship opportunities (Kapsalis, 2016; Kelly, 2013), the movement’s adoption remains limited. For museums and galleries, the fear of losing image fees, poses as one of the main barriers...
Ever since the Rijksmuseum pioneered the OpenGLAM movement in 2011, releasing to the public domain images of artworks in its collection, several other museums have followed its lead, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Finnish National Gallery. Although studies have demonstrated that OpenGLAM provides numerous benefits to museums, rang...
In the last decade significant resources have been invested for the digitisation of the collections of a large number of museums and galleries worldwide. In Europe alone, 10 million EUR is annually invested in Europeana (Europeana 2014). However, as we gradually move on from “the start-up phase” of digitisation (Hughes 2004), revenue generation and...
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) make it technically possible for digital assets to be owned and traded, introducing the concept of scarcity in the digital realm for the first time. Resulting from this technical development, this paper asks the question, do they provide an opportunity for fundraising for galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM),...
Purpose: In recent years, OpenGLAM and the broader open license movement have been gaining momentum in the cultural heritage sector. The purpose of this paper is to examine OpenGLAM from the perspective of end users, identifying barriers for commercial and non-commercial reuse of openly licensed art images. Design/methodology/approach: Following...
The importance of art is indisputable, however access to it remains limited. The Internet and the digitisation programmes of institutions around the world have increased access to art, enabling Internet users to view thousands of artworks. However, accessibility is defined not only as the ability to view artworks, but also to understand, appreciate...