2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Give It Away to Get Rich: Open Cultural Heritage

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 1
310 E 5th ST


Open content, open access; what do these things mean? Come to a panel on how openly sharing cultural heritage content wins hearts, minds, & funding. Over 50 galleries, libraries, archives, and museums have pursued open access with permissions to reuse over the last decade, to a varying degree, removing technical and copyright barriers to their public domain collections. With a decade of practice under the belts of these early adopters, we can better understand the impact of open initiatives on several fronts: Brand, Finances, Public engagement, Institutional relevance, Mission, Organizational culture, and Staffing.

Hashtags: #sxsw #SXSWopen


Effie Kapsalis at SXSW

Effie Kapsalis

Head of Web, New Media, & Outreach

Smithsonian Institution Archives

As Head of Web, New Media & Outreach at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Effie Kapsalis uses technology and storytelling to provide the public meaningful experiences in the Smithsonian’s vast ...

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Shana Kimball at SXSW

Shana Kimball

Mgr Public Programs & Outreach

The New York Public Library

Shana Kimball leads the development of a new initiative at The New York Public Library Labs to engage local technologists, scholars, and other digital practitioners in new uses of the Library’s dig...

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Shyam Oberoi at SXSW

Shyam Oberoi

Dir of Technology & Digital Media

Dallas Museum of Art

Shyam Oberoi is the Director of Technology and Digital Media at the Dallas Museum of Art, and oversees the museum's IT, website, digital content and application development. He also manages a multi...

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