Wednesday 13 Dec 2017

session: After-Images for the Future: What Images for the Future Has Delivered

Day 1 / 11.00 am – 1.00 pm: After-Images for the Future: What Images for the Future Has Delivered

Over a period of seven years the Images for the Future project has set out to rescue the audiovisual memory of The Netherlands and make it accessible in digital form the public, educational uses and the creative sector (including broadcasters).

This effort has been undertaken by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, of EYE and Kennisland in Amsterdam, and of the National Archive in The Hague. These archives contain the visual history of The Netherlands of the past 100 years. In all more than 100,000 hours of moving image, 98,734 hours of audio and millions of still images have been brought to the digital world. This unique effort, both in scale and rigor, was made possible through a strategic investment of the FES (Fund for the reinforcement of Economic Structure) over a period of seven years.

The panel will present and analyse exactly what the Images for the Future project has delivered with regards to accessibility of the digitized material. In how far have we made good on the promise to provide access to the digitized material, what have been the challenges in doing so and how does this play out for the different user groups served by the project?

The session will kick off with a presentation that analyses the accessibility of the digitized material for different user groups. This presentation will be followed by a discussion with representatives of these user groups on how they have benefitted from Images for the future and where they see room for improvement.

Speakers & Panel:

Paul Keller (Kennisland)
Frank van Amerongen (ThiemeMeulenhoff educational publishers)
Albert-Jan Vonk (Leonardo Da Vinci Schools)
Jill Cousins (Europeana)
Marnix Koolhaas (VPRO)
Freek van ‘t Ooster (iMMovator)

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