Today it’s time for interactions. Just attended a great presentation/mini workshop on a Dutch initiative called Images for the Future; a project concerned with digitization of national archives of sound, visuals and moving images. The project is not only about preservation, however, but has a strong focus on how to distribute the content and making it relevant. Strategies include using channels such as Flickr, applying CC licences and facilitating remixing. One interesting idea was to turn tagging and annotation of videomaterial into a two player game, thereby pulling the public in to help produce metadata for this vast material and getting views in the process.
Perhaps a combination of Flickr and some sort of tagging incentive could be a way for Det Kongelige Bibliotek to engage the public and help metadata production for their huge photographic archive?
The session included a mini workshop for developing a variety of business models for use of the content, very inspiring group collaboration!