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THE AEZELPROJEK
(THE LIMBURG DONKEYS)
Prague april 2015
Drs Peer Boselie
City and region archivist of Sittard-Geleen
(Neth...
THE LIMBURG DONKEYS
ABOUT BUILDING A TIME-CAPSULE AND HAVING FUN!
April 2015
Prague
HISTORY
 Started in the city Sittard (NL) in 2008/2009
 Sittard: very old, but small city (1800: ca 3000
people)
 Wish:...
SO WE INVENTED THE AEZELPROJEK
 a) starting from volunteers, their interests and capacities
 b) digitally excavating the...
NOW ALMOST
50 SPIN-OFFS
IN LIMBURG /
BRABANT
5
6
HOUSE
7
AND FAMILY
8
HOUSE AND FAMILY= EMOTION
9
THE ‘AEZEL-
PROJEK’
CONNECTS
THE TWO…
10
PARTICIPATION-SOCIETY…
WORK OF OVER 100 VOLUNTEERS
RESULTED IN OVER 125.000
HOURS OF WORK IN 6 YEARS..
11
AEZELPROJEK
Keywords:
* authentic information:
* low-budget (for free…)
* fully open source
* participation
* from people ...
GEOREFERENCED AND VECTORIZED
INFORMATION, ON HOUSES, BUT ALSO:
13
GENEALOCICAL INFORMATION
14
WITH SCANS ADDED…
15
16
NOW CONNECTING ALL DATA WITH
THE AEZELPROJEK (USING OMEKA)
17
18
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The Aezel Project

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Peer Boselie (Director of The Euregional Historic Centre and City Archivist of Sittard-Geleen, NL) on “The Aezel Project” held on 28.04.2015 at the international conference "Archival Cooperation and Community Building in the Digital Age" within the panel “Geospatial Genealogy, Cadastral Maps and Digital Archives: Partnerships and Collaborations" at Břevnov Archabbey in Prague (CZ).

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The Aezel Project

  1. 1. THE AEZELPROJEK (THE LIMBURG DONKEYS) Prague april 2015 Drs Peer Boselie City and region archivist of Sittard-Geleen (Netherlands) Project Leader De Domijnen
  2. 2. THE LIMBURG DONKEYS ABOUT BUILDING A TIME-CAPSULE AND HAVING FUN! April 2015 Prague
  3. 3. HISTORY  Started in the city Sittard (NL) in 2008/2009  Sittard: very old, but small city (1800: ca 3000 people)  Wish: integral, interactive and contextual information on the history of a city ánd its inhabitants 3
  4. 4. SO WE INVENTED THE AEZELPROJEK  a) starting from volunteers, their interests and capacities  b) digitally excavating the history of the city  c) doing that starting from vectorized cadastral information  d) connecting history of people with cadastral information  e) using only authentic (mostly archival) information  f) make every part of information traceable to its source  g) making use of open source programs and simple formats only 4
  5. 5. NOW ALMOST 50 SPIN-OFFS IN LIMBURG / BRABANT 5
  6. 6. 6
  7. 7. HOUSE 7
  8. 8. AND FAMILY 8
  9. 9. HOUSE AND FAMILY= EMOTION 9
  10. 10. THE ‘AEZEL- PROJEK’ CONNECTS THE TWO… 10
  11. 11. PARTICIPATION-SOCIETY… WORK OF OVER 100 VOLUNTEERS RESULTED IN OVER 125.000 HOURS OF WORK IN 6 YEARS.. 11
  12. 12. AEZELPROJEK Keywords: * authentic information: * low-budget (for free…) * fully open source * participation * from people to structures 12
  13. 13. GEOREFERENCED AND VECTORIZED INFORMATION, ON HOUSES, BUT ALSO: 13
  14. 14. GENEALOCICAL INFORMATION 14
  15. 15. WITH SCANS ADDED… 15
  16. 16. 16
  17. 17. NOW CONNECTING ALL DATA WITH THE AEZELPROJEK (USING OMEKA) 17
  18. 18. 18

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