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EFJ (European Federation for Journalists) seminar,

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Presentation held on the EFJ conference about photo journalism:

Photo journalists: an endangered species in Europe?
Development of a European sustainable quality agenda for photo journalism.

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EFJ (European Federation for Journalists) seminar,

  1. 2. The National Archive on Flickr The Commons <ul><li>The National Archive is part of a big digitalization project funded by the Dutch government, called “Images for the Future” </li></ul><ul><li>Main goals: -Digitalize 1,2 million photographs -Make them available for a broad audience </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Ways: -Joining Flickr The Commons to show and share our photographs with the rest of the world. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Project <ul><li>Launching of 400 photographs on the 21st of October </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar NA joins Flickr The Commons on the 4th of November </li></ul><ul><li>New upload of 50 photographs every month. </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot of six months, after that an evaluation. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Flickr Goals <ul><li>Availability of our photographs for a broad (international) audience </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging public action </li></ul><ul><li>To enhance the knowledge of our historical photocollections with the knowledge of the users </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing around social tagging </li></ul>
  4. 5. Results so far <ul><li>590 000 viewers </li></ul><ul><li>1278 tags </li></ul><ul><li>215 comments </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs are being used for different Flickr groups </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptions are being translated in all kind of languages! </li></ul>
  5. 9.
  6. 10. The Commons on Flickr and Copyright <ul><li>“ no known copyright restrictions”: </li></ul><ul><li>1. The copyright is in the public domain because it has expired; </li></ul><ul><li>2. The copyright was injected into the public domain for other reasons, such as failure to adhere to required formalities or conditions; </li></ul><ul><li>3. The institution owns the copyright but is not interested in exercising control; or </li></ul><ul><li>4. The institution has legal rights sufficient to authorize others to use the work without restrictions. </li></ul>
  7. 11. Situation for the National Archive <ul><li>The points 1 and 4 are applicable for the NA </li></ul><ul><li>The NA is very cautious with copyright issues. About 50 % of the whole collection is either copyright free or the NA itself is the copyright holder. We only draw photos from this 50 %. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical protection: the resolution of the photographs is too low to use for publicational purposes. </li></ul>
  8. 13. <ul><li>In the future: Creative Commons licences. </li></ul><ul><li>better understanding of the rights situation. </li></ul><ul><li>more clearness about which use is possible (Commercial<->Non-commercial) </li></ul><ul><li>Moral rights are better protected </li></ul>
  9. 14. The Futur <ul><li>More Pilots to involve users: </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons on Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Projects around “water”; the Images for the Future theme of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>………… .. and much more! </li></ul>
  10. 15. Contact and links: <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nationaalarchief.nl/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.beeldenvoordetoekomst.nl/ </li></ul>

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