April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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Images for the Future: digitisation for access   go to paper

Johan Oomen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, The Netherlands
Harry Verwayen, Knowledgeland, The Netherlands
Lieke Heijmans, Knowledgeland, the Netherlands
Nikki Timmermans, Knowledgeland, The Netherlands

Images for the Future is the largest digitization effort in Europe to date. A consortium of 6 partners (including three archives) is migrating a substantial part of the Dutch audiovisual heritage to a digital environment. The project has three objectives: safeguarding heritage for future generations, creating social- economical value, and supporting innovation in cultural infrastructure. Much is to be expected from recent developments in computer science, especially in the areas of data-mining, information retrieval, and user-audience participation capabilities.

To achieve these objectives, the cultural heritage sector is challenged to re-evaluate its business models. This article presents the theoretical framework in which Images for the Future is operating, and substantiates this framework with concrete examples of results.

Mini-Workshop: Project Briefing: Images for the Future - EU [Mini-Workshop]

Keywords: business models, digitization, wiki, tagging, YouTube, game, audiovisual