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Sharing is Caring
Opening up
the collections of SMK
Filippino Lippi (c. 1457-1504),
The Meeting of Joachim and Anne outsid...
Three main points
1. What inspired us
2. What we’ve done
3. Why sharing is caring
Map of the Internet 1.0 by Jay Simons, Deviant Art http://jaysimons.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-the-Internet-1-0-427143215
B...
Navigating in
a sea of images?
Francesco Guardi (1712-93), The Bucintoro Festival of Venice. The B
"Bucintoro", the Doge's...
Our collections must be here!
Learning is interacting
Bildung ~ Building
People must be able to
”touch” the images
Galleries
Libraries
Archives
Museums
Openness as strategy
http://openglam.org/
1. What inspired us
A beacon
Closed for renovation for 10 years 2003-12
Investment in digitising the collections
Open data and images key in t...
A promiscuous
museum?
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijkss
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio-award
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/rijksstudio/142328--nominees-rijksstudio-award/creaties/ba595afe-452d-46bd-9c8c-48dcbdd7f0a4
Were our collections formed to
inspire design of makeup lines?
We are not owners,
but stewards
of our collections
“Our primary mission is to ‘tell the truth’. We put as
much quality in our work as possible. That is why
we share the best...
“If they want to have a Vermeer on their
toilet paper, I’d rather have a very high-
quality image of Vermeer on toilet pap...
But wait…
aren’t we
making money
on images?
"Everyone (…) wants to recoup costs
but almost none claimed to actually
achieve or expected to achieve this.
Even those se...
Tanner in practice
at SMK
Annual turnover on images sales
~ 70,000 CHF (before 2012)
Not counting administrative costs
Ann...
Participatory culture
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/11/19/wikimedia-india-hosts-wikipedia-women-workshop-in-mumbai/
In 2015, there are more
than 22 million registered
Wikipedians worldwide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedians
How can museums support
– and benefit from –
this cognitive surplus*?
*
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-C-5
Infuse the web
with trusted resources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Watch_(painting)
Become key reference
for your collections online
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Nightwatch_by_Rembrandt.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Nightwatch_by_Rembrandt.jpg
Flush out the poor copies
2. What we’ve done
Bottom up approch
Johannes Simon Holzbecker, Hyacints, from Gottorfer Codex, 1649-59, KKSgb2947/26. Public Domain.
Bottom up approch
Johannes Simon Holzbecker, Hyacints, from Gottorfer Codex, 1649-59, KKSgb2947/26. Public Domain.
Not clo...
What can
you do
today?
Michael Edson, Director of Web and New Media Strategy, Smithsonian Institution
SMK digital advisory...
In 2012, we released
160 high res images
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Phasing out image sales
We are not here to sell cultural heritage!
> We are here to preserve and provide
access to cultura...
Copyright is “a little coral reef
of private right jutting up from
the ocean of Public Domain.”
A sea of images…
Paul Torr...
Pilot projects
to demonstrate
value and impact
of open images
CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
Metro fence #01
Analog mashup
CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
Message:
Art can be playful!
CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
Metro fence #2
Digital remix
CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen
CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen
CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen
Message:
Art can be helpful
CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen
CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen
Winner of the Fence Post 2013
by public vote
CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
2012
Breaking the ice
2014
Embracing the
Public Domain
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
The difference
It is ours, but we
permit you to reuse
It is yours, so you have
the right to reuse
Today, SMK offers 25,000 images
in the Public Domain for free download
The quality and resolution varies,
but it’s a work ...
Starting to snowball
Uptake by users
http://www.eyeqinnovations.com/
Uptake by artists
http://www.filipvest.dk/
160 high res images
=
824 file usages
630 individual pages
27 languages
Uptake by Wikipedia
Facilitation of re-use
remains vital
SMK Fridays – monthly evening events
SMK Friday 29 May
Focus on remix and re-use
of p...
Design challenge
Interactives
Wiki workshops
Inviting art historians,
students and amateurs
to learn wiki-editing
together with us at SMK
while using ou...
3. Why sharing is caring
Main arguments for open
1. Ethical
What was in the Public Domain
should stay in the Public Domain*
2. Mission-based
We are...
Today, we can offer online services that
are available from everywhere to anyone
seeking "to participate in the cultural l...
“The Age of Enlightenment fostered
dreams of a united humanity, building
on knowledge, education, and equal
access to part...
How do we embrace this
unique opportunity to make
our institutions and work
truly support a connected
world?”
Merete Sande...
www.sharingiscaring.smk
”Our role is still more to facilitate public
use of cultural heritage for learning,
creativity, and innovation. Today,
lea...
Thank you.
Filippino Lippi (c. 1457-1504),
The Meeting of Joachim and Anne outside the Golden Gate of Jerusalem, 1497.
112...
Sharing is Caring. Keynote for Public Domain Tagung, HeK Basel 20 April 2015
Sharing is Caring. Keynote for Public Domain Tagung, HeK Basel 20 April 2015
Sharing is Caring. Keynote for Public Domain Tagung, HeK Basel 20 April 2015
Sharing is Caring. Keynote for Public Domain Tagung, HeK Basel 20 April 2015
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Sharing is Caring. Opening of the collections of SMK. Keynote speech for the conference Public Domain. Gratis Kultur für Alle? Eine Arbeitstagung. 20 April 2015 in Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Switzerland.

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Sharing is Caring. Keynote for Public Domain Tagung, HeK Basel 20 April 2015

  1. 1. Sharing is Caring Opening up the collections of SMK Filippino Lippi (c. 1457-1504), The Meeting of Joachim and Anne outside the Golden Gate of Jerusalem, 1497. 112,5x124 cm. KMSsp40. Public Domain Merete Sanderhoff Curator of digital museum practice http://www.slideshare.net/MereteSanderhoff @MSanderhoff
  2. 2. Three main points 1. What inspired us 2. What we’ve done 3. Why sharing is caring
  3. 3. Map of the Internet 1.0 by Jay Simons, Deviant Art http://jaysimons.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-the-Internet-1-0-427143215 But first, a bit of background
  4. 4. Navigating in a sea of images? Francesco Guardi (1712-93), The Bucintoro Festival of Venice. The B "Bucintoro", the Doge's State Barge, on Ascension Day, 1780-93. KM
  5. 5. Our collections must be here!
  6. 6. Learning is interacting
  7. 7. Bildung ~ Building
  8. 8. People must be able to ”touch” the images
  9. 9. Galleries Libraries Archives Museums Openness as strategy http://openglam.org/
  10. 10. 1. What inspired us
  11. 11. A beacon Closed for renovation for 10 years 2003-12 Investment in digitising the collections Open data and images key in the museum brand by the re-opening in 2012 400,000 images for free download Rijksstudio with >200,000 profiles Open API
  12. 12. A promiscuous museum?
  13. 13. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijkss
  14. 14. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio-award
  15. 15. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/rijksstudio/142328--nominees-rijksstudio-award/creaties/ba595afe-452d-46bd-9c8c-48dcbdd7f0a4
  16. 16. Were our collections formed to inspire design of makeup lines?
  17. 17. We are not owners, but stewards of our collections
  18. 18. “Our primary mission is to ‘tell the truth’. We put as much quality in our work as possible. That is why we share the best quality we have. If people google ‘The Milkmaid’ by Vermeer then we want them to find our good quality image, not all the bad and deformed versions of this beautiful painting.” Lizzy Jongma data manager, Rijksmuseum
  19. 19. “If they want to have a Vermeer on their toilet paper, I’d rather have a very high- quality image of Vermeer on toilet paper than a very bad reproduction.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/arts/design/museums-mull-public-use-of-online-art-images.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Taco Dibbits Samlingschef, Rijksmuseum
  20. 20. But wait… aren’t we making money on images?
  21. 21. "Everyone (…) wants to recoup costs but almost none claimed to actually achieve or expected to achieve this. Even those services that claimed to recoup full costs generally did not account fully for salary costs or overhead expenses." http://www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/fileadmin/documents/USMuseum_SimonTanner.pdf Simon Tanner, King’s College London
  22. 22. Tanner in practice at SMK Annual turnover on images sales ~ 70,000 CHF (before 2012) Not counting administrative costs Annual operational budget ~ 1,1 million CHF
  23. 23. Participatory culture
  24. 24. http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/11/19/wikimedia-india-hosts-wikipedia-women-workshop-in-mumbai/
  25. 25. In 2015, there are more than 22 million registered Wikipedians worldwide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedians
  26. 26. How can museums support – and benefit from – this cognitive surplus*? *
  27. 27. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-C-5 Infuse the web with trusted resources
  28. 28. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Watch_(painting) Become key reference for your collections online
  29. 29. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Nightwatch_by_Rembrandt.jpg
  30. 30. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Nightwatch_by_Rembrandt.jpg Flush out the poor copies
  31. 31. 2. What we’ve done
  32. 32. Bottom up approch Johannes Simon Holzbecker, Hyacints, from Gottorfer Codex, 1649-59, KKSgb2947/26. Public Domain.
  33. 33. Bottom up approch Johannes Simon Holzbecker, Hyacints, from Gottorfer Codex, 1649-59, KKSgb2947/26. Public Domain. Not closed for 10 years Don’t have millions of Euro to digitise our collections
  34. 34. What can you do today? Michael Edson, Director of Web and New Media Strategy, Smithsonian Institution SMK digital advisory board meeting, November 2011
  35. 35. In 2012, we released 160 high res images
  36. 36. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  37. 37. Phasing out image sales We are not here to sell cultural heritage! > We are here to preserve and provide access to cultural heritage > We are here to support value creation in society* * Inspired by Jacob Wang, National Museum of Denmark http://www.slideshare.net/jacobwang/collections-online-national-museum-of-denmark-official-launch-october-8th-2014
  38. 38. Copyright is “a little coral reef of private right jutting up from the ocean of Public Domain.” A sea of images… Paul Torremans, Copyright law: a handbook of contemporary research, 2007
  39. 39. Pilot projects to demonstrate value and impact of open images CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
  40. 40. Metro fence #01 Analog mashup CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
  41. 41. CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
  42. 42. CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff Message: Art can be playful!
  43. 43. CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
  44. 44. CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
  45. 45. CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
  46. 46. Metro fence #2 Digital remix CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen
  47. 47. CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen
  48. 48. CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen Message: Art can be helpful
  49. 49. CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen
  50. 50. CCBY 3.0 Frida Gregersen
  51. 51. Winner of the Fence Post 2013 by public vote CCBY 4.0 Merete Sanderhoff
  52. 52. 2012 Breaking the ice
  53. 53. 2014 Embracing the Public Domain
  54. 54. http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  55. 55. The difference It is ours, but we permit you to reuse It is yours, so you have the right to reuse
  56. 56. Today, SMK offers 25,000 images in the Public Domain for free download The quality and resolution varies, but it’s a work in progress
  57. 57. Starting to snowball
  58. 58. Uptake by users
  59. 59. http://www.eyeqinnovations.com/ Uptake by artists
  60. 60. http://www.filipvest.dk/
  61. 61. 160 high res images = 824 file usages 630 individual pages 27 languages Uptake by Wikipedia
  62. 62. Facilitation of re-use remains vital SMK Fridays – monthly evening events SMK Friday 29 May Focus on remix and re-use of public domain artworks Collaboration with Europeana Creative and Aalto University
  63. 63. Design challenge
  64. 64. Interactives
  65. 65. Wiki workshops Inviting art historians, students and amateurs to learn wiki-editing together with us at SMK while using our images
  66. 66. 3. Why sharing is caring
  67. 67. Main arguments for open 1. Ethical What was in the Public Domain should stay in the Public Domain* 2. Mission-based We are not here to sell cultural heritage 3. Economic Openness is better for business, in a sea of images *Harry Verwayen, Deputy Director, Europeana
  68. 68. Today, we can offer online services that are available from everywhere to anyone seeking "to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits". Article 27.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Achieving the Enlighenment vision
  69. 69. “The Age of Enlightenment fostered dreams of a united humanity, building on knowledge, education, and equal access to participating in society and culture. With digital technologies, we have stepped closer to fulfilling that dream…
  70. 70. How do we embrace this unique opportunity to make our institutions and work truly support a connected world?” Merete Sanderhoff, Foreword to Sharing is Caring. Openness and sharing in the cultural heritage sector. SMK 2014.
  71. 71. www.sharingiscaring.smk
  72. 72. ”Our role is still more to facilitate public use of cultural heritage for learning, creativity, and innovation. Today, learning happens in reciprocity. We are all a part of the web. We shape each other.” http://www.altinget.dk/kultur/artikel/dannelse-i-digitaliseringens- tidsalder?ref=newsletter&refid=15337&utm_source=Nyhedsbrev&utm_medium =e-mail&utm_campaign=kultur Mikkel Bogh Director, SMK
  73. 73. Thank you. Filippino Lippi (c. 1457-1504), The Meeting of Joachim and Anne outside the Golden Gate of Jerusalem, 1497. 112,5x124 cm. KMSsp40. Public Domain Merete Sanderhoff Curator of digital museum practice http://www.slideshare.net/MereteSanderhoff @MSanderhoff

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