Day 2 – Tuesday 8 December Track 4: Power to the people!
NODEM Workshop pt2
Halina Gottlieb & Gudrun Stock & Tjeerd de Boer & Marco de Niet
CEO at Digital Heritage Center Sweden AB. Dr. Halina Gottlieb is the founding director of NODEM (Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums), co-founder of the DIHA (Digital Intangible Heritage in Asia) interdisciplinary research cluster established within Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the CEO of Digital Heritage Center Sweden AB, a spin-off from the Interactive Institute/Vision for Museums. She is also the coordinator of Knowledge Triangle International, a project initiated and supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
As an art historian, digital curator and knowledge transfer facilitator, Dr. Gottlieb has concentrated her efforts on promoting a fruitful and effervescent exchange of knowledge, practices and skills across fields of research related to digital heritage issues, as well as cross relevant sectors, including academia, ICT and creative industries. In this regard, Dr. Gottlieb established and conducted cross-disciplinary networks (Culture KICK, The Nordic Knowledge Triangle), created publications for transferring know-how from research to practice (know-how books series) and developed an online platform for archiving and networking (NODEM Digital Repository, repo.nodem.org).
Tjeerd de Boer is Senior Advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
Gudrun Stock works at the European Commission (DG CONNECT, creativity unit) as Policy Officer for digital culture. This includes working with Member States through the Commission Recommendation on digitisation, the digitisation, online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation and EU support to Europeana under the Connecting Europe Facility.
Marco de Niet is the director of The DEN Foundation. Amongst other things, his work focusses on policy development in the field of digital heritage and collaboration in an international context. Marco is a member of the Council for Dutch Language and Literature (the advisory board of the Dutch Language Union) and a board member of the Dutch Museum Register. Prior to his work at DEN, he worked at the National Library as Head of Innovative Projects, where he contributed to the creation of both The European Library and Europeana.
In the second NODEM workshop, we will invite policy makers (local, regional, national, international) to share their views and discuss the role of the professional ecosystem in which archives, libraries and museums and supporting organisations operate, to improve the use of cultural collections by society (now and in the future). Digitisation has resulted in new cultural networks, disrupting the traditional chains in the production, preservation and use of culture and cultural heritage. Users have become co-creators, and more and more public-private partnerships are emerging in the cultural heritage domain. In this workshop, we will encourage policy makers and heritage professionals to discuss the impact of these changes and determine which support actions are needed to sustain the professional ecosystem and how these support actions can best be implemented.
During this workshop Gudrun Stock, Policy Officer for digital culture with the European Commission, will give a presentation titled “High level overview of EU policy priorities in relation to digital heritage and its user groups“.
Wikipedia, libraries and archives: A family portrait
Olaf Janssen & Tim de Haan
Olaf Janssen is the Wikimedia and Open Data coordinator of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the national library of the Netherlands. In that role he is the man-in-the-middle between the Wikimedia community and the knowledge, collections and data of the KB . In 2013 he initiated the first Wikipedian-in-Residence project in the Netherlands. He was closely involved in the early years of Europeana and was one of the founders of The European Library.
Tim de Haan is currently working on public access and open data at the Dutch Nationaal Archief. In the last years he was involved in opening the collection data(bases) as open data. He was also the liaison for the archive during the Wikipedian in Residence project with the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and Wikimedia Nederland in 2013/2014. In his other work as vice chairman of the gebiedscommissie Delfshaven he initiated the Wiki Delfshaven with an open spending section for the local awarded grants.
“Our archive website attracts yearly around 1,2 million visitors. Our open data images on wikimedia , wikipedia’s image repository generates monthly the double amount of visitors, finding lemmas illustrated with images from the archive! So aks yourself: Where is your (online) relevance?”
In this joint workshop Tim de Haan (Nationaal Archief) and Olaf Janssen (Koninkijke Bibliotheek) will give an overview of why and how the KB and NA have set up structural collaborations with Wikipedia and its sister projects.
Starting from a brief historic overview of their joint Wikipedian-in-Residence project in 2013-14, Olaf and Tim will discuss the added value and best-practices of the currect Wiki-activities both institutions are running along with the Wikipedia-community.
They will talk about the rationale and impact of image donations, a project to systematically describe all Dutch WW2 resistance newspapers on Wikipedia, the collaboration with public libraries, volunteer engagement activities and how staff members experience the sometimes abrasive yet polishing nature of working together with the Wiki-community.
And of course Tim and Olaf will share their personal observations of being part of the global Wiki-family.
Peer producing the ideal library – the lessons taught by copyright pirates
Bodó, Balázs, is a research scientist at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. He is a two time Fulbright Scholar (Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society in 2006/7, Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society in 2012). In 2013-15 he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute for Information Law (IViR). Balázs is an internationally renowned expert in cultural black markets, piracy, and the digital underground. He has given lectures at top US universities (U. Penn, American University, Harvard), and he is regularly invited to talk at leading European academic and industry events. He is a regular contributor to scholarly and popular discussions on copyright, enforcement, piracy and digital freedoms. His most recent project is on the future of libraries in the age of book piracy.
“Necessity knows no law”
Thanks to the ubiquity of electronic copies, the book is not a scarce resource anymore. As a result, libraries find themselves in an extremely competitive environment, where several different actors provide low cost access to knowledge. One of these competitors are shadow libraries, piratical text collections. Some pirate libraries provide unrestricted access to millions of copyrighted works and to anyone around the globe. While such shadow libraries are far from being universal, they are able to offer certain services better, to more people, under more favorable terms than most public or research libraries. This session offers insights into the development and the inner workings of one of the biggest scientific shadow libraries on the internet. We well get a glimpse of the library that people create for themselves if they don’t have to abide by the legal, bureaucratic and economic constraints that usually curtails library innovation.
One of the many possible futures of the library is hidden in the shadows. And those who think about the future of libraries can learn a lot from book pirates of the 21st century about how users expect texts to be stored, organized and circulated in the digital age.