Archive for January, 2010

Interesting links

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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. Lawrence Lessig calls Google Book Settlement a Path to Insanity
2. Nationaal Archief moet open standaard gebruiken
3. The Public Domain Manifesto
4. YouTube Music Discovery Project : Find, Mix, Watch
5. Open Content Emerges as Top “Technology to Watch” in 2010
6. EUscreen project website online
7. DEN themadossier over vindbaarheid

 

Waisda? Video Labeling Game: Evaluation Report

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The Waisda? (which translates to What’s that?) video labeling game was launched in May 2009. It invites users to tag what they see and hear and receive points for a tag if it matches a tag that their opponent has entered. Waisda? is the world’s first operational video labelling game. The underlying assumption is that tags are most probably valid if there’s mutual agreement. Over 2,000 people played the project and within six months, over 340k tags have been added to over 600 items from the archive. Initial findings have been published earlier, when the pilot period was still running. This evaluation report (PDF download, in Dutch), includes a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the tags, as well as a usability study of the game environment and a study into the incentives that apply to people playing the game. The evaluation report is written by Lotte Belice Baltussen, in collaboration with Maarten Brinkerink and Johan Oomen of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department. Researchers at the VU University Amsterdam, Business Web & Media Section, also provided crucial input. The VU University Amsterdam carries out this research in light of their involvement in the PrestoPRIME European research project.

The evaluation report provides evidence that crowdsourcing video annotation in a serious, social game setting can indeed enhance retrieval of video in archives. It features success factors organizations need to take into account in setting up services that aim to actively engage their audiences online. The main conclusions are listed below:

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Interesting links

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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. Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ ‘Muppets’ movie debut chosen for US Film Registry
2. Is Wikipedia Loves Art getting “better”?
3. KB scant alle Nederlandse publicaties
4. Projectplan Digitalisering Nederlandse Filmsector in de maak
5. BBC and British Library to take joint approach to building digital archive
6. Bits of Freedom: stop het downloadverbod
7. Musea maken ‘Tentoonstelling gemist’
8. Europeana Tops 5 Million Items
9. Plasterk lanceert Wikiwijs voor docenten
10. Business Model Innovatie in het cultureel erfgoed