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Culture Hack: Libraries & Museums Open for Making

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Around the world, libraries, archives and museums are opening their doors to hackers, makers, enthusiasts and creatives of all kinds. By publishing Open Data, cultural heritage institutions are finding new ways to open access to their collections for remix and reuse, and promote new uses and interpretations of the works they hold. These international panelists will explore the many ways in which cultural heritage institutions are sharing content, what people are doing with this content, as well as exploring some of the thornier issues of open access across borders and institutions.


Antoine Isaac Scientific Coordinator Europeana

Antoine works as scientific coordinator for and researcher in the Web an Media group at the VU University Amsterdam. He has been investigating and promoting the use of Linked Data technology in the Cultural Heritage environment since his PhD studies in Computer Science at the University Paris Sorbonne Institut national de l'audiovisuel. His work focuses especially on the representation and interoperability of cultural collections. Read more at

Emily Gore Dir for Content Digital Public Library Of America

Gore is the Director for Content of the Digital Public Library of America. In this role, Emily oversees the Digital Hubs Pilot Project and coordinates content workflows for DPLA. Gore came to the DPLA after working for 12 years in digital library and technology development in academic and state libraries.

Most recently, Gore served as the Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship and Technology at Florida State University Libraries. Emily’s work has largely focused on building digital collection collaborations among cultural heritage institutions. Gore managed the former statewide digital library in North Carolina, NC ECHO, and co-directed the South Carolina Digital Library. Gore also served as Principal Investigator for the IMLS-funded Open Parks Grid project at Clemson University, a collaboration among the libraries, campus IT, Parks and Recreation professionals and the National Park Service.

She has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, a BA in English/Technical Writing from Clemson University and is a 2011 graduate of the Frye Leadership Institute. Gore was also the winner of the Lyrasis NextGen Librarian Award for Technology in 2009.

Rachel Frick Program Dir CLIR Digital Library Federation

Director of the Digital Library Federation. Librarian by trade.
Hangs out with coders, catalogers, Open GLAM-ers.
Helped out with the Digital Public Library of America. Lover her hound dog and rockibilly music.

Sam Leon Community Coord Open Knowledge Foundation

Sam Leon is a Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation. He coordinates the OpenGLAM initiative dedicated to making more cultural heritage content and data openly available online. He is particularly interested in the benefits greater openness of cultural resources can have on teaching and research.