[OpenGLAM] Images for the Future: Lessons learned from 7 years of digitisation

Johan Oomen joomen at beeldengeluid.nl
Mon Apr 20 07:33:30 UTC 2015

Hi Joris,

Indeed - the report is only in Dutch. But will be translated soon. Will give a heads up as soon as it is published`.


> Op 20 apr. 2015, om 09:25 heeft Joris Pekel <jpekel at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> Hi everyone,
> Last Friday I posted a new blog on the Europeana site about the largest digitisation project the Netherlands has ever seen. Beelden voor de Toekomst (Images for the Future) was a 7 year project to digitise hours of audiovisual material and millions of photographs. In March, the closing event was held at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. 
> In these 7 years some great work has been done. Loads of material was digitised and made available to the public. The great Open Images <http://openbeelden.nl/> platform is a direct outcome of this project. Also a number of smaller and quick projects where batches of content were opened up resulted in great succes. 
> But of course not everything went super smooth. In particular (surprise) copyright turned out to be big blocker, but also the project struggled greatly with making money out of digitised heritage. 
> The final report of the project is only on Dutch (right Johan?), so I have tried to summarise the main outcomes and lessons learned in this blogpost:
> http://pro.europeana.eu/blogpost/images-for-the-future-lessons-learned-from-7-years-of-digitisati <http://pro.europeana.eu/blogpost/images-for-the-future-lessons-learned-from-7-years-of-digitisati>
> I think anybody who is thinking about or working on a digitisation project should have a look at Images for the Future to learn from. 
> Cheers,
> Joris
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