The Open Knowledge Festival took place in Helsinki 17.-22.9.2012. During the festival avoinGLAM and the EUscreen project were organizing events under the topic stream Open Cultural Heritage.

An Open Video Make Session was organized 18.9. at the Aalto Media Factory as a part of the Open Culture and Science Hackday, which included various activities involving working with open cultural and scientific data. The session explored how video medium and audiovisual archival content can be used as a rich resource for creative activities. About ten people from different fields with expertise on areas such as programming, audio, animation and VJing participated in the session. The outcomes of the session, such as this horror video, will be documented in this blog.

An Open GLAM workshop was also organized 20.9. at the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland to bring together open content experts and people from the Finnish GLAM organizations. The presentations and discussions in the workshop addressed the release of open cultural heritage data and content, including related benefits and challenges. The speakers included people from various organizations such as the Open Knowledge Foundation, The National Library of Finland, The National Gallery of Denmark and Wikimedia. In the end of the workshop a roadmap with ideas and actions was sketched together for envisioning the future of open cultural content in Finland.

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