This book has been inspired by the International GLAM Labs Community, that was born in 2018 at the event on global 'Library Labs' held by the British Library. The event was attended by over 70 people from 43 institutions and 20 countries and followed up by a second global GLAM Labs meeting at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen in Spring 2019. The community has now grown to 250 people, from more than 60 institutions, in over 30 countries. Based on the huge interest and need for sharing knowledge about growing Labs at GLAM institutions, a Book Sprint was planned. It took place in September 2019. You are now looking at the results.
The authors have waived all copyright and related or neighbouring rights to Open a GLAM Lab.
However, we would appreciate it if you cite our work. Here is a proposed citation:
Mahey, M., Al-Abdulla, A., Ames, S., Bray, P., Candela, G., Chambers, S., Derven, C., Dobreva-McPherson, M., Gasser, K., Karner, S., Kokegei, K., Laursen, D., Potter, A., Straube, A., Wagner, S-C. and Wilms, L. with forewords by: Al-Emadi, T. A., Broady-Preston, J., Landry, P. and Papaioannou, G. (2019) Open a GLAM Lab. Digital Cultural Heritage Innovation Labs, Book Sprint, Doha, Qatar, 23-27 September 2019.
University College London (UCL) Qatar is dedicating this book to the 100th anniversary of library education at UCL – the first academic programme for library professionals in Great Britain and, fittingly, started by a University that has been bringing forward disruptive thinking since 1826. What could be a greater celebration of this spirit than the combination of an innovative process used to create a pioneering book on GLAM Labs that act as disruptors in the heritage sectors? UCL Qatar also marks its 10th anniversary and final year of operation and sees this book as one of its living legacies not only in Qatar, but for the world.
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