Results

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General information

The archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Sound and Vision) in Hilversum, of EYE in Amsterdam, and of the National Archive in The Hague contain the visual history of the past 100 years. Films, documentaries, radiobroadcast, and television programmes comprise more than 700.000 hours worth of material. The costs for creating this oeuvre have run into the billions. The educational, cultural, and economical value of this material is unprecedented.
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Goal

Saving and making available important Dutch audiovisual heritage of the 20th century. Images for the Future is innovating, which will benefit the heritage sector and makes the Netherlands an international forefront of digitization of cultural heritage.
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Organisation

Information about de consortium partners responsible for the project Images for the Future. Images for the Future is a project by EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision, National Archives and Knowledgeland.
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Background

The archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Sound and Vision) in Hilversum, of EYE in Amsterdam, and of the National Archive in The Hague contain the visual history of the past 100 years. The educational, cultural, and economical value of this material is unprecedented. Two obstacles stand in the way of silvering this wealth.
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Activities

Images for the Future’s activities can be seen as a chain: the next step can only be taken when the current one has been worked through and completed. We distinguish between the following links in the project: 1.Restoring and preserving 2. Digitizing collections 3. Adding meta-data 4. Making arrangements with copyright holders 5. Contextualizing the collections 6. Channeling content through services and distribution towards the end user
News

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.