The following organizations are members of the Friends of OpenGLAM Network:


Bern University of Applied Sciences
The E-Government Institute of the Bern University of Applied Sciences has been involved in the Swiss open data movement since its inception. Its Open & Linked Data Research Group deals with fundamental questions related to the governance of data and data infrastructures in a digitized society. It carries out research projects and mandates that touch upon the various dimensions of data governance: legal, political, ethical, economic, organizational, technical, and semantical. Since 2012, it has supported the cause of the OpenGLAM movement in Switzerland, both by funding the OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey and by fostering the creation of the OpenGLAM CH Working Group.

Website: E-Government Institute
Contact: beat.estermann(at)bfh.ch




ETH Library actively helps to shape the advancement of human knowledge. One important means is the digital access to its content and metadata as open data. If permitted by licences and copyright law,  the free re-use, the corresponding tagging and the networking of data form the foundation for using the data within the scope of research projects or developing innovative visualisations, products and services. Since its first edition in 2015, ETH Library has actively supported the Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon (#GLAMhack) as a creative and networking space for the use of freely accessible cultural data.

Website: ETH Library
Contact: michael.gasser(at)library.ethz.ch



docuteam
infoclio.ch is the professional portal for the historical sciences in Switzerland. It is a project supported by the Swiss Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Swiss Historical Association. The core missions of infoclio.ch are to grant visibility to swiss historical research on the internet, to foster scholarly communication between historians, information professionals and the general public, and to support the adoption of innovative tools and methods among historians. All services are freely accessible on the website. infoclio.ch has been among the first-hour supporters of the Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon.

Website: infoclio.ch
Contact: enrico.natale(at)infoclio.ch




The Swiss National Library (NL) collects, catalogues and preserves information about Switzerland, in print or other media, and makes it available to the public. This information is collectively known as “Helvetica”. Its slogan is “Sources from Switzerland for the world” which it implements among other things with an Open Data Policy and cooperation with the opendata community. The first Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon was hosted by the NL in 2015. The National Library also operates the Swiss Literary Archives, the Swiss National Sound Archives and the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel. Its tasks are set out in the National Library Act (in French).

Website: Swiss National Library
Contact: matthias.nepfer(at)nb.admin.ch



Wikimedia CH
Wikimedia CH is the Swiss Chapter of the global Wikimedia movement, and officially recognized as such by the Wikimedia Foundation with its headquarters in San Francisco, USA. We are a non-profit organization which aims to promote the free dissemination of knowledge in Switzerland and supports the volunteers’ community which makes the Wikimedia movement happen. Wikimedia CH offers a wide range of services to help Galleries, Libraries, Museums and Archives (GLAM) navigate the Wiki-universe, to support them in sharing their collections on Wikipedia, the free online Encyclopedia, as well as its many sister projects, like Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, and to improve their own visibility. The collaboration and the partnerships with cultural institutions is an important pillar in our work towards making the Swiss cultural heritage accessible and this is why we cooperate and support the OpenGLAM movement in Switzerland, both as a sponsor and by being an active partner of the OpenGLAM CH Working Group.

Website: wikimedia.ch
Contact: debora.lopomo(at)wikimedia.ch