Archive for October, 2008

Nationaal Archief publishes photos on Flickr The Commons

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The National Archive (Nationaal Archief), the largest Dutch archive, has put a selection of their collection on Flickr The Commons . It’s the first Dutch heritage institution to join Flickr The Commons, a project intitiated by the US Library of Congress and international photo-sharing website Flickr.

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Click here for the pictures on Flickr The Commons

Parts of the special collection ‘Labour Inspectorate’, digitized in the Images for the Future framework, are placed onto the Flickr website. Users are invited to add tags and comments to the photos. As a result of the new collaboration between the National Archive and Spaarnestad Photo, photographs of this archive have been added to the Flickr collection as well.

On the 4th November, there is a seminar about the value of social tagging, with among others, delegates from Flickr and the National Maritime Museum. In the first two days, the photo’s have been viewed over 300.000 times and more than 400 comments have been added.

The Nationaal Archive is proud to be a member of The Commons on Flickr. Photographs of the Nationaal Archive that are part of the Commons on Flickr have “no known copyright restrictons”, this means that there are no copyright restrictions on the works designated, either because the Nationaal Archief owns the copyright of the photographs and authorizes others to use the work without restrictions, or because the copyright may have expired.

 

Interesting links

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Below you’ll see some interesting reading material which could be useful one way or the other for our project Images for the Future (and of course other digitization projects). Click here for previous links. Some of the entries are in Dutch.

1. Filmmuseum gunt digitalisering aan Thought Equity
2. Week van de Geschiedenis begint met Archievendag
3. Larry Lessig On How To Save Remix Culture
4. YouTube onthult e-commerce platform
5. De Collectiewijzer
6. Eerste resultaten onderzoek ‘De digitale feiten’
7. Docent neemt zelf lessen op
8. Metadata genereren uit content op basis van spraaktechnologie
9. Online player trekt meer kijker