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Open Images at the Europeana Plenary


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Open Images at the Europeana Plenary

  1. 2. Johan Oomen Sound and Vision (EUscreen, PrestoPRIME, STERNA) Paul Keller Knowledgeland EuropeanaConnect
  2. 3. Images for the Future Consortium
  3. 4. 6 partners Mass digitisation <ul><li>137.200 hrs video </li></ul><ul><li>22.510 hrs film </li></ul><ul><li>123.900 hrs audio </li></ul><ul><li>2.900.000 photographs </li></ul>
  4. 5. Target groups Objective To optimize the availability of the audiovisual heritage. By developing innovative services and applications, education, the public and the creative sector will be offered a vast improvement in their possibility to profit from the various values of the audiovisual heritage. <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Industry </li></ul>
  5. 6. V arious outlets
  6. 7. Open Images <ul><li>Open media platform for online access to audiovisual archive material, available for (creative) reuse. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Creative Reuse <ul><li>Allow and encourage new works based on existing archive material (remixes). </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling and encouraging interlinking with external resources (mashups). </li></ul>
  8. 9. Opening the Archive <ul><li>3,000 items from ‘own’ collections </li></ul><ul><li>CC-BY-SA as preferred license </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Internet quality’ </li></ul>
  9. 11. Why Open Images <ul><li>Increased Visibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ repositories of inaccessibility” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low res – high res on demand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allow users to make remixes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… and add context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… and mashups with other sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrate CC licences </li></ul>
  10. 12. Open! <ul><li>Open source media platform (MMBase) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Video Codec (OGG) </li></ul><ul><li>API </li></ul><ul><li>HTML5 <video> tag </li></ul>
  11. 24. Future plans <ul><li>Advertise our API (, others) </li></ul><ul><li>Add more content suppliers, notably public broadcasters </li></ul><ul><li>EUscreen eContentplus project </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to collaborate with filmmakers, Wikipedia Foundation, museums and so on </li></ul>
  12. 25. Images for the Future <ul><li>Saves audiovisual heritage with conservation and digitization. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes digital content available for education, general public and creative industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Renews the cultural heritage sector by sharing knowledge and experience. </li></ul>