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Ivan Martinez — Open Culture VOICES, Season 2 Episode 8


“Open Access… is an amplification of the work that these institutions do” Ivan says in this episode. He also shares what unique challenges are faced by cultural heritage institutions in Mexico which has one of the longest copyright terms in the world: 100 years plus the lifetime of the creator or author

Open Culture VOICES is a series of short videos that highlight the benefits and barriers of open culture as well as inspiration and advice on the subject of opening up cultural heritage. Ivan is a Coordinator for Creative Commons Mexico, an activist for knowledge and human rights, and is part of the organizing team of the 2023 CC Summit in Mexico City.

Ivan responds to the following questions:

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

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