Museums and the Web – Article ” Unlocking Value of audiovisual heritage” online

The Museums and the Web conference is a major annual event that focusses on current developments in the domain of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Images for the Future has been invited to organise a mini workshop as part of the 2009 edition, taking place in Indianapolis, USA from April 15-18. The mini-workshop will demonstrate the social and also economic benefit of digitisation, through highlighting results of a selected number of services that Images for the Future has launched until now.

The workshop presenters have written the article Images for the Future: Unlocking Value of audiovisual heritage that links the notion of service development by cultural heritage institutions to value creation by users. It combines the “business model canvas”, a model developed by Alex Osterwalder and the “Accumulation, Archiving and Construction” model by Mirko Tobias Schaefer.

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From the introduction: “Digitization is a driver to establish new services. Distribution over networks, interoperability with other collections and flexible integration in other environments are just a few of many properties in this new era of enormous potential for audiovisual archives. Therefore, large-scale digitization efforts do not only ensure long-term access, but also have the potential to reveal the social and economic value of the collections. This paper will focus on the latter: the types of services that can be created as a result of large-scale digitization efforts and the social and economical benefits they bring. Value creation is a key notion, as it determines the factors that legitimize (and determine the level of) investments by the government and funding programs. The case of Images for the Future is exemplary: cultural heritage organizations around the globe are currently reinventing their business propositions.“

You can download the article Images for the Future: Unlocking Value of audiovisual heritage and we look forward to hear your comments.

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    [...] Images for the Future: Unlocking Value of Audiovisual Heritage This is a good, crisp summary of the activities of Images for the Future, the largest digitization effort to date in Europe. Well worth reading, especially for the description of the many approaches to access the project is taking. (tags: archives eu Images_for_the_future sound_and_vision beeld_en_geluid prestospace) Hype: [...]

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