[open-heritage] [Announcement] Economies of the Commons 3 - Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives

Maarten Zeinstra mz at kl.nl
Wed Sep 5 06:32:48 UTC 2012

Hi list, 

I'm happy to announce our October 11th & 12th event, Economies of the Commons 3 – Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives. I'm guessing that this 2-day conference is very relevant to some of our European GLAM enthusiasts. 

Economies of the Commons 3 is a conference marking the end of a huge Dutch digitisation project: Images for the Future. It combines the lessons learned of digitising and making available of Dutch culture heritage.

Images for the Future funded projects that were very interesting open glam projects. Openimages.eu for example makes video's available under an open license and is good for about 10% of the videos on Wikipedia. The Dutch National Archive made ~150.000 images openly available from a Dutch news agency. Opencultuurdata.nl is helping a lot of heritage institutions opening up content and metadata and to date have made several hundreds of thousands media items publicly available under Wikimedia Commons compatible licenses.

Please allow me to give you some more information from the conference website: 

> On 11 & 12 October 2012, the Images for the Future consortium organizes the conference Economies of the Commons 3 – Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives in the brand new venue of EYE Film Institute Netherlands in Amsterdam. This third edition of the ‘eCommons’ international conference serves all who look for visionary, theoretical and hands-on practical know how on the current challenges and the future of archives. It will be the most extensive edition yet with extraordinary keynotes (e.g. David Bollier, Kate Theimer, Martin Berendse), impressive presentations and speakers (e.g. Tony Ageh, Marco Rendina, William Uricchio), hands-on workshops and plenty of networking during the day- and evening programs.
> The conference will explore the lessons learned in the Images for the Future project, and will examine new models for digital and on-line rich media collections as active and open public resources.
> For tickets (€75 early bird, €100 regular), the program and more information: www.ecommons.eu



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