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Presentation 'Nazi Propaganda as Linked Open Data: A Case Study' during the AMIA Conference (28 nov - 1 dec Portland). Speakers: Julia Vytopil (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision / Beeld en Geluid), Tom de Smet (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision / Beeld en Geluid), Lizzy Jongma (Dutch Network for War Collections / Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen).
There are over 400 World War 2 collections in the Netherlands, many of them digitized. Online publication however lags behind, due to the complexity of copyright and privacy matters. To stimulate open access to World War 2 collections, the Network War Resources was founded in 2016. The Network pushes its 73 partners to publish metadata and content on their thematic online portal. When NWR asked the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision for WW2 collections to publish online, the National Socialist propaganda collection surfaced. Copyright research suggests a public domain status. Ethical questions arise, however. What about the privacy of people shown in these films as part of the national socialist movement? How ethical is it to “give away” propaganda films for free re-use? In our presentation we will discuss the role of a thematic network like Network War Resources and present the outcomes of the National Socialist propaganda case.