Jim, Nancy & the Dutch national library                                       A story about 3 explorershttp://www.flickr.c...
Hallo, my name is           Olaf JanssenI’m a product developer at KB, thenational library of the Netherlands            i...
These are my colleagues…                           Source: KB intranet
Every day we give our best…                              Source: KB intranet
... because we are on a mission...                                http://kb.nl/bst/beleid/missie.html
Our mission is:Bring people and information together                                  http://kb.nl/bst/beleid/missie.html
Our mission is:Bring people and information together                              http://kb.nl/bst/beleid/missie.html
Does converting paper into bits & bytesbring people and information together?                                  http://en.w...
Does storing these bits & bytesbring people and information together?                                         (Foto: KB - ...
We “offer”                                    They consume     Does “broadcasting” these bits & bytes     bring people and...
Bringing together , according to me,is all about creating, or at least facilitating dialogue                              ...
Bringing together , according to me,is all about creating, or at least facilitating dialogue                              ...
Dialogue is about communicating two ways                      http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Two-people-talking-lo...
Dialogue is about listening to each other                                            Flickr: rthakrar
Dialogue is about sharing information                                        Flickr: furiousgeorge81
Dialogue is about learning from each other                                    http://youthinarts.org/blog/2011/04
Back to the mission & vision of the KB …                         I noticed the WHY is missing ...                       (t...
??                   WHY              does the KB want to     bring people and information together?
?!                   Just a bet:“Because we believe our written cultural heritage is so  wonderful we want to show it to a...
!!       My best personal bet:”Because ultimately people want to know who they are.    For that they explore their histori...
Example: people wanting to find out about          THE MIDDLE AGES               (in Europe)                       http://...
Question:Where do people go to    learn about  medieval times?                        http://kb.nl/galerie/middeleeuwen/on...
Some would start here …
Some would start here …
Because KB has wonderfulmedieval objects online …                            http://kb.nl/galerie/middeleeuwen/onderwijs-e...
and onsite.(and the expertise about it!)        Flickr: jimforest
Many would start here …
Or here.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ages
But there are more ways tolearn about medieval times…
But there are more ways tolearn about medieval times…       Flickr: jimforest
But there are more ways tolearn about medieval times…  This photo was taken in the KB by a         certain Jim Forest (?) ...
This is Jim Forest .. and this is Nancy, his wife
This is Jim Forest .. and this is Nancy, his wife
aaaOriginally from the US, they  now live in the town ofAlkmaar, the Netherlands
(which is all aboutcanals & Dutch cheese)
Jim & Nancy have a tremendouszest for life, and life-long learning.They document this in photos …to share with their frien...
... and with us.                                                       They share nearly 23,600 (!) images                ...
about every possible interest in their lives…http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
Mermaidshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
Auschwitzhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
Stanley                                                 Spencer…http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
Paris…http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
Cats…http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=4
Jim & Nancy, like most other people, have amazingly                    diverse interests!                    Finding out a...
Jim & Nancy, like most other people, have amazingly                    diverse interests!                    Finding out a...
Jim & Nancy are also interested infinding out about the Middle Ages (!)
These are some of the photos taken by Jim& Nancy with “medieval” in the description
In 2005 Jim & Nancy visited the KB
… where they learned aboutmedieval manuscripts.
They shared that learningexperience with the rest of the world(= these photos & annotations)
Jim has also bookmarked photos taken byother Flickr-photographers.These include medieval objects as well.
Like this one ...A painting from13th century Spain                     http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/21630821...
This photo is part of acollection named“The Cloisters” (?)                          http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacor...
(yes, indeed,there it is!)
The Cloisters is apparently abranch of the MetropolitanMuseum of Art in Manhattan,New York, USA.They curate a lot of Europ...
http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters
Please note: all thesephotos were taken byenthusiastic amateurphotographers, they arenot “official images” fromthe MetMA
There are some excellentobjects here…
He looks pretty fit for hisage (700)http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2152112595/in/set-72157601070709853/
(he looks pretty fit forhis age – 730 yrs)http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2152112595/in/set-72157601070709853/
The photographer has beenso kind to mention the uniqueobject-ID used by themuseum.We can now go to themuseum website to fi...
The photographer has                          been so kind to provide the                          unique object ID of the...
More interestingly, otherpeople have spontaneouslyincluded this image in acollaborative open group about“Middle ages in Eu...
http://www.flickr.com/groups/middle_age_in_europe/
(by the way, this group is just 1 of100s of Flickr-groups related to theMiddle Ages. Together these groups    have 10,000s...
2.229 people from all over the  world are members of this       particular group!          http://www.flickr.com/groups/mi...
They have organised themselves into        Capitani di venturas          Attendenti en           Compagnias               ...
They have organised themselves into        Capitani di venturas                         ?          Attendenti en          ...
They have organised themselves into        Capitani di venturas          Attendenti en           Compagnias
They have organised themselves into        Capitani di venturas          Attendenti en           Compagnias is about war l...
http://www.flickr.com/groups/middle_age_in_europe/
Collaboratively the members of  this group have shared over 35,000 (!) photos of Europeanmedieval objects between them,   ...
Some of them are really… suprising!
Others are quite…medieval!             http://www.flickr.com/photos/luigistrano/6164541445/
(this looks brutally medieval, I wonder  what kind of darkplace that Castle of      Milazzo is)  http://www.flickr.com/pho...
This photo was taken on  September 17, 2011 in Milazzo, Sicily, Italy                             http://www.flickr.com/ph...
This map give us access toother photos that were taken   in (or around) Milazzo                               http://www.f...
Over 1,400 photos weretaken by Flickr members…
Unfortunately, the photoshere are not really useful to help us get an idea what  kind of place the castle         really is…
But hey, we can also check out        Google Maps !
(zooming in…)
(zooming in more…)
In Google Maps you can trigger alayer with photos taken by people       all across the world
This is possible because users of another photo sharing service, Panoramio, allowtheir photos to be visible in Google Maps...
Thanks to the Panoramio volunteers we can get a prettygood idea what the Dark Castle          looks like
So far for the castle..                    Let’s go back to Jim’s                    favourite imagehttp://www.flickr.com/...
The photographer hasbeen so kind to addtags to this photo.       http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/   ...
This tagging is a form ofcataloguing, done by the public, ontheir own initiative                                      http...
This tagging is a form of                                      Tagging connects this single photocataloguing, done by the ...
505,385 images tagged“gothic” have been shared     by Flickr-users…                            http://www.flickr.com/photo...
(on the KB site I only     found ± 35)                         http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/gothic/?page=5
Let’s look at this one...                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/gothic/?page=5
Medieval stained glass                                                      from St. Martin’s cathedral                   ...
(Isn’t this beautiful?                                                      You probably wonder                           ...
We are lucky an altruistic                                             person shot a Youtube clip                         ...
Enough about stained glass…Let’s go back to Jim & Nancy …
Just like in real life, they made some            friends on Flickr
These are some of their                         139 friendshttp://www.flickr.com/people/jimforest/contacts/?filter=&page=3
Let’s check out                                                       “Lawrence OP”http://www.flickr.com/people/jimforest/...
A priest from Kuala Lumpur ..           interesting        http://www.flickr.com/people/paullew/
Lawrence is a priest fromKuala Lumpur, Malaysia ..      http://www.flickr.com/people/paullew/
Lawrence is also very much into medieval               objects …    So far he posted 784 photos with      “medieval” in th...
Because Jim & Lawrence are direct friends                                                     on Flickr, Jim gets automati...
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
If you ask me, this is learning
If you ask me, this is learning, all done withoutcentral authority or coordination!
And the question now is not how institutionslike KB can compete against all this …
And the question now is not how institutionslike KB can compete against all this …            …but how we can help people ...
… thus to create and facilitate dialoguebetween people
… and between generations  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/5511802582/in/set-72157627302719120
Thank you very much!                                      (*)Olaf JanssenKB, the national library of the Netherlands      ...
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  1. 1. Jim, Nancy & the Dutch national library A story about 3 explorershttp://www.flickr.com/photos/scouttwentynine/4968998806/sizes/o/in/photosof-jimforest
  2. 2. Hallo, my name is Olaf JanssenI’m a product developer at KB, thenational library of the Netherlands in The Hague Photo: Olaf Janssen
  3. 3. These are my colleagues… Source: KB intranet
  4. 4. Every day we give our best… Source: KB intranet
  5. 5. ... because we are on a mission... http://kb.nl/bst/beleid/missie.html
  6. 6. Our mission is:Bring people and information together http://kb.nl/bst/beleid/missie.html
  7. 7. Our mission is:Bring people and information together http://kb.nl/bst/beleid/missie.html
  8. 8. Does converting paper into bits & bytesbring people and information together? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Internet_Archive_book_scanner_1.jpg
  9. 9. Does storing these bits & bytesbring people and information together? (Foto: KB - Jacqueline van der Kort)
  10. 10. We “offer” They consume Does “broadcasting” these bits & bytes bring people and information together? Slide: @mpedson
  11. 11. Bringing together , according to me,is all about creating, or at least facilitating dialogue Flickr: alexbcthompson
  12. 12. Bringing together , according to me,is all about creating, or at least facilitating dialogue Flickr: alexbcthompson
  13. 13. Dialogue is about communicating two ways http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Two-people-talking-logo.jpg
  14. 14. Dialogue is about listening to each other Flickr: rthakrar
  15. 15. Dialogue is about sharing information Flickr: furiousgeorge81
  16. 16. Dialogue is about learning from each other http://youthinarts.org/blog/2011/04
  17. 17. Back to the mission & vision of the KB … I noticed the WHY is missing ... (the WHY touches the soul of any organisation *)* http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html
  18. 18. ?? WHY does the KB want to bring people and information together?
  19. 19. ?! Just a bet:“Because we believe our written cultural heritage is so wonderful we want to show it to as many people as possible”
  20. 20. !! My best personal bet:”Because ultimately people want to know who they are. For that they explore their histories & origins. We want to help them in discovering & understanding their worlds”
  21. 21. Example: people wanting to find out about THE MIDDLE AGES (in Europe) http://kb.nl/galerie/middeleeuwen/onderwijs-en.html
  22. 22. Question:Where do people go to learn about medieval times? http://kb.nl/galerie/middeleeuwen/onderwijs-en.html
  23. 23. Some would start here …
  24. 24. Some would start here …
  25. 25. Because KB has wonderfulmedieval objects online … http://kb.nl/galerie/middeleeuwen/onderwijs-en.html
  26. 26. and onsite.(and the expertise about it!) Flickr: jimforest
  27. 27. Many would start here …
  28. 28. Or here.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ages
  29. 29. But there are more ways tolearn about medieval times…
  30. 30. But there are more ways tolearn about medieval times… Flickr: jimforest
  31. 31. But there are more ways tolearn about medieval times… This photo was taken in the KB by a certain Jim Forest (?) Flickr: jimforest
  32. 32. This is Jim Forest .. and this is Nancy, his wife
  33. 33. This is Jim Forest .. and this is Nancy, his wife
  34. 34. aaaOriginally from the US, they now live in the town ofAlkmaar, the Netherlands
  35. 35. (which is all aboutcanals & Dutch cheese)
  36. 36. Jim & Nancy have a tremendouszest for life, and life-long learning.They document this in photos …to share with their friends & familyback home in the US…
  37. 37. ... and with us. They share nearly 23,600 (!) images in public sets …http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
  38. 38. about every possible interest in their lives…http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
  39. 39. Mermaidshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
  40. 40. Auschwitzhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
  41. 41. Stanley Spencer…http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
  42. 42. Paris…http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=1
  43. 43. Cats…http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=4
  44. 44. Jim & Nancy, like most other people, have amazingly diverse interests! Finding out about these worlds is all about making connections, it’s an exploration, a collagehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=4
  45. 45. Jim & Nancy, like most other people, have amazingly diverse interests! Finding out about these worlds is all about making connections, it’s an exploration, a collage This is important, I’ll come back to this later!http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/?&page=4
  46. 46. Jim & Nancy are also interested infinding out about the Middle Ages (!)
  47. 47. These are some of the photos taken by Jim& Nancy with “medieval” in the description
  48. 48. In 2005 Jim & Nancy visited the KB
  49. 49. … where they learned aboutmedieval manuscripts.
  50. 50. They shared that learningexperience with the rest of the world(= these photos & annotations)
  51. 51. Jim has also bookmarked photos taken byother Flickr-photographers.These include medieval objects as well.
  52. 52. Like this one ...A painting from13th century Spain http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/in/photostream
  53. 53. This photo is part of acollection named“The Cloisters” (?) http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/in/photostream
  54. 54. (yes, indeed,there it is!)
  55. 55. The Cloisters is apparently abranch of the MetropolitanMuseum of Art in Manhattan,New York, USA.They curate a lot of Europeanmedieval art & architecture(I did not know that before making thispresentation)
  56. 56. http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters
  57. 57. Please note: all thesephotos were taken byenthusiastic amateurphotographers, they arenot “official images” fromthe MetMA
  58. 58. There are some excellentobjects here…
  59. 59. He looks pretty fit for hisage (700)http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2152112595/in/set-72157601070709853/
  60. 60. (he looks pretty fit forhis age – 730 yrs)http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2152112595/in/set-72157601070709853/
  61. 61. The photographer has beenso kind to mention the uniqueobject-ID used by themuseum.We can now go to themuseum website to find outmore … http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2152112595/in/set-72157601070709853/
  62. 62. The photographer has been so kind to provide the unique object ID of the museum. We can go to the museum site to find out more ….http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/70018085 http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2152112595/in/set-72157601070709853/
  63. 63. More interestingly, otherpeople have spontaneouslyincluded this image in acollaborative open group about“Middle ages in Europe” http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2152112595/in/set-72157601070709853/
  64. 64. http://www.flickr.com/groups/middle_age_in_europe/
  65. 65. (by the way, this group is just 1 of100s of Flickr-groups related to theMiddle Ages. Together these groups have 10,000s of members) http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?w=all&q=medieval+europe
  66. 66. 2.229 people from all over the world are members of this particular group! http://www.flickr.com/groups/middle_age_in_europe/
  67. 67. They have organised themselves into Capitani di venturas Attendenti en Compagnias http://www.flickr.com/groups/middle_age_in_europe/
  68. 68. They have organised themselves into Capitani di venturas ? Attendenti en Compagnias http://www.flickr.com/groups/middle_age_in_europe/
  69. 69. They have organised themselves into Capitani di venturas Attendenti en Compagnias
  70. 70. They have organised themselves into Capitani di venturas Attendenti en Compagnias is about war lords & (this mercenaries in medieval Italy) (I did not know that either before making this presentation)
  71. 71. http://www.flickr.com/groups/middle_age_in_europe/
  72. 72. Collaboratively the members of this group have shared over 35,000 (!) photos of Europeanmedieval objects between them, and the rest of the world! http://www.flickr.com/groups/middle_age_in_europe/
  73. 73. Some of them are really… suprising!
  74. 74. Others are quite…medieval! http://www.flickr.com/photos/luigistrano/6164541445/
  75. 75. (this looks brutally medieval, I wonder what kind of darkplace that Castle of Milazzo is) http://www.flickr.com/photos/luigistrano/6164541445/
  76. 76. This photo was taken on September 17, 2011 in Milazzo, Sicily, Italy http://www.flickr.com/photos/luigistrano/6164541445/
  77. 77. This map give us access toother photos that were taken in (or around) Milazzo http://www.flickr.com/photos/luigistrano/6164541445/
  78. 78. Over 1,400 photos weretaken by Flickr members…
  79. 79. Unfortunately, the photoshere are not really useful to help us get an idea what kind of place the castle really is…
  80. 80. But hey, we can also check out Google Maps !
  81. 81. (zooming in…)
  82. 82. (zooming in more…)
  83. 83. In Google Maps you can trigger alayer with photos taken by people all across the world
  84. 84. This is possible because users of another photo sharing service, Panoramio, allowtheir photos to be visible in Google Maps.Thanks to them you and I can look around Milazzo…This image could well be the castle…
  85. 85. Thanks to the Panoramio volunteers we can get a prettygood idea what the Dark Castle looks like
  86. 86. So far for the castle.. Let’s go back to Jim’s favourite imagehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/in/photostream
  87. 87. The photographer hasbeen so kind to addtags to this photo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/in/photostream
  88. 88. This tagging is a form ofcataloguing, done by the public, ontheir own initiative http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/in/photostream
  89. 89. This tagging is a form of Tagging connects this single photocataloguing, done by the public, on to the rest of the world…their own initiative http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/2163082112/in/photostream
  90. 90. 505,385 images tagged“gothic” have been shared by Flickr-users… http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/gothic/?page=5
  91. 91. (on the KB site I only found ± 35) http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/gothic/?page=5
  92. 92. Let’s look at this one... http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/gothic/?page=5
  93. 93. Medieval stained glass from St. Martin’s cathedral in Ypres, Belgiumhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/spikeybwoy/7250193520/
  94. 94. (Isn’t this beautiful? You probably wonder what the rest of the church looks like…)http://www.flickr.com/photos/spikeybwoy/7250193520/
  95. 95. We are lucky an altruistic person shot a Youtube clip in the cathedral. Thanks to him we can have a look around the church.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9tpV0airxU
  96. 96. Enough about stained glass…Let’s go back to Jim & Nancy …
  97. 97. Just like in real life, they made some friends on Flickr
  98. 98. These are some of their 139 friendshttp://www.flickr.com/people/jimforest/contacts/?filter=&page=3
  99. 99. Let’s check out “Lawrence OP”http://www.flickr.com/people/jimforest/contacts/?filter=&page=3
  100. 100. A priest from Kuala Lumpur .. interesting http://www.flickr.com/people/paullew/
  101. 101. Lawrence is a priest fromKuala Lumpur, Malaysia .. http://www.flickr.com/people/paullew/
  102. 102. Lawrence is also very much into medieval objects … So far he posted 784 photos with “medieval” in the description
  103. 103. Because Jim & Lawrence are direct friends on Flickr, Jim gets automatic notifications when Lawrence has uploaded new photos Like this medieval statue for instance…http://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/6222458554 /
  104. 104. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  105. 105. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  106. 106. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  107. 107. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  108. 108. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  109. 109. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  110. 110. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  111. 111. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  112. 112. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  113. 113. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  114. 114. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  115. 115. Remember how I told you learing is aboutmaking connections, an exploration, a collage ?
  116. 116. If you ask me, this is learning
  117. 117. If you ask me, this is learning, all done withoutcentral authority or coordination!
  118. 118. And the question now is not how institutionslike KB can compete against all this …
  119. 119. And the question now is not how institutionslike KB can compete against all this … …but how we can help people like Jim & Nancy to explore and understand their world
  120. 120. … thus to create and facilitate dialoguebetween people
  121. 121. … and between generations http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/5511802582/in/set-72157627302719120
  122. 122. Thank you very much! (*)Olaf JanssenKB, the national library of the Netherlands (*) and a big thanks to Michael Edson (@mpedson) Director of Web and New Media Strategy of the Smithsonian Institution This presentation builds upon his An outside-in look at the National WWII Museum

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