May 16, 2022

Report: “Four Years of the Open GLAM Survey”

From Open GLAM on Medium:

Co-developed and led by Andrea Wallace and me [Douglas McCarthy] since March 2018, the Open GLAM survey records instances of open access policy and practice in the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) sector. Today, the survey lists 1,424 institutions that have published open access data, from Aruba to Venezuela.

Housed in a public Google Sheet, the survey has grown in scale and complexity over the past four years. In advance of the survey’s fourth anniversary, Andrea and I have restructured, checked and cleaned the data. This post presents an overview of that work, highlights new data points that we hope to enrich, and includes updated visualisations generated from the whole survey.

Instances of open access, December 2021. Source: Wikidata SPARQL query Source: OpenGlam on Medium

Learn More, Read the Complete Article (approx. 2200 words)

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.