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Knowledgeland evaluates pilot Media Education Platform

In June 2007, the Images for the Future Consortium kicked off a pilot project for secondary education – pilot Media Education Platform as its working title. From March to June 2008, two pilot groups (teachers and pupils) worked with a digital educational resources platform that offered the consortium’s content, supplemented with external content, with several processing tools.
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Open Content Business models

Last week we were asked to give a presentation at the ‘Ilovebusinessmodels‘ conference on the subject of Open Content in Utrecht- The Netherlands. A good overview of the day, including the presentation of Alex ‘Dr Businessmodel’ Osterwalder can be found at Frankwatching (in Dutch). The audience consisted of specialists covering the complete spectrum of the media industry, varying from music publishers, magazine editors, filmproducers, even a good representation from the archive community. A dec (...)
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Remembring the First World War with the Commons on Flickr

Today, November 11, 2008 is the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day, the day the First World War came to an end. In addition to the two newest members of the Commons on Flickr, the Australian War Memorial and the Imperial War Museum, all members shared their photographs under the “Armistice Day” tag.
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Archives and fans on Flickr: Seminar ‘Nationaal Archief joins Flickr the Commons’

On the 21st of October 2008, the Nationaal Archief (National Archive) and its partner Spaarnestad Photo placed a part of their collections on the Commons on Flickr. And not without success. During the seminar ‘Nationaal Archief joins Flickr the Commons’, George Oates of Flickr announced that the amount of visits to the Nationaal Archief pages had increased to 430.000 since the 21st of October.
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Heritage Online at Fear it? Fix it! 2008

Last Friday, XS4ALL hosted FIFI 2008 at the Westergasfabriek Amsterdam. With this event, XS4ALL (the first company to offer internet to individuals in the Netherlands) celibrated its 15th birthday. The event consisted of workshops on open-source creativity, FABLAB, Web 3.0 and more.
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German Federal Archive publishes photos on Wikipedia under Creative Commons license

On December 6th, the German Federal Archive and the online encyclopedia Wikipedia announced their cooperation in making publicly available 100,000 digitized images under Creative Commons licence (CC-BY-SA) in exchange for linking the photos to Wikipedia’s Persondata. A big step for opening up public content and data.