eCommons3: first impressions

01 November 2012 On 11 and 12 October, the third edition of Economies of the Commons themed Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives took place, exceeding the previous editions in scope and numbers. The large-scale digitization project Images for the Future had a central place in eCommons3, with a full track about “the challenge of large numbers” and several reflections on the achievements and (un)met challenges throughout the conference.

Economies of the Commons 3 – Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives

11 October 2012 Economies of the Commons 3: Sustainable Futures for Digital Archives will be the biggest ‘eCommons’ yet with two streams of extraordinary keynotes, presentations, hands-on workshops and plenty of networking. The conference will look at two themes: The challenge of large numbers: Digitization and restoration of film, A/V and photography and The future of archives: The Economies of Sharing & Re-Imagining the Archive.

Images for the Future partner in Open Cultural Data

01 February 2012 a network that facilitates open access to cultural data and stimulates the development of value-added cultural applications. Images for the Future supports the Open Culture Data network by providing access to as many available open datasets in the project as possible, making special cultural awards available and by jointly organising hackathons.

Use Survey: photos viewed much more often if context provided

03 November 2011 By including relevant information with the photos you increase the chance of people coming face to face with cultural heritage.

How much has been digitised up to now?

13 July 2011 At the moment, 60% of the planned amount of film material has been digitised, 86% of the planned amount of video, 57% of the planned amount of audio and 88% of the planned amount of photographs.

Picture War Monuments of WOII nominated for 2011 FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards

08 June 2011 The iPhone app has been nominated for the 2011 FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards in the category 'Most Innovative Use of Archive'.