The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision donates 392 videos to Commons
We expanded the collection videos on Wikimedia Commons with historical newsreel footage.
Hereunder you can see some examples in this category all 392 videos can be found. This donation involves footage and newsreels from WWII and the Dutch state mines (coal mines) and footage of daily life.
If you would like to help in matching videos to articles relevant to the subject, you can use this tool and it will take you directly to an overview of all videos that have not been used yet on the Dutch Wikipedia.
Six thousand homing pigeons released, 1923.
Mills in Holland, 1927.
Two steamships stranded, 1930.
Liberation of Amsterdam, 1945.
War casualties, 1945.
Holidays in Holland, 1947.
Philips exists 60 years, 1951.
Opening new cokesfactory of the Dutch state mines, 1954.
European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, 1968.
Amsterdam 700 years, Sail Amsterdam, 1975.
[National Library of the Netherlands] Sessions about Wikimedia during 3 conferences
During three national conferences in December we've given sessions about our collaboration with Wikipedia/media.
1.) DISH 2015, 7+8 December 2015, Rotterdam.
During DISH 2015 on Dec. 8th Olaf Janssen (National Library) and Tim de Haan (National Archives) spoke about Wikipedia, libraries and archives: A family portrait.
Tim and Olaf gave 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, they discussed the added value and best-practices of the current Wiki-activities both institutions are running along with the Wikipedia-community. They talked 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 and volunteer engagement activities.
Slides on Commons and on Slideshare
2.) The national library congress, 9th December 2015, Eindhoven
On Dec. 9th Lieke Hoefs (KB) lead as session titled Wikipedia in the Library, who dares? during the national library congress 2015. It dealt with the emerging collaboration between Wikipedia and Dutch public libraries.
Wikipedia is an unmissable source for information seekers. It brings together people, information, knowledge and culture, pretty much the same fuel as public Dutch libraries are running on. There are valid opportunities for public libraries to collaborate with Wikipedia, but how do you do that? In this workshop we give examples of how it can be done in practice. In 2015 the public libraries Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Oosterhout and Arnhem have set up pilot projects to collaborate with Wikipedia in their activities, supported by the KB and Wikimedia Netherlands. The workshop focuses on three questions that have emerged: How do you deal with copyright? What happens with the quality of information the library can give if they give up control by getting the Wikipedia community involved in their activities? How do you ensure your are visible as a library in the project?
3.) Cultuur in Beeld, 14th December 2015, The Hague.
On Dec. 14th Olaf Janssen (KB) spoke about the relationship between Wikipedia, heritage and the city during Cultuur in Beeld 2015
In this talk Olaf shows which opportunities Wikipedia can offer to make the cultural and historic heritage in a city more visible and reusable by collaborating with citizens, libraries, institutions and other communities. Wikipedia is not only the free encyclopedia used weekly by over 70% of the Dutch population, but also a community of volunteers, writers, photographers, software developers, teachers, project leaders and other active citizens. Culture, art and heritage comprise a substantial part of Wikipedia. Within this sector the Wiki volunteer community closely collaborates with cultural institutions in the city, including public libraries, archives and museums. These parties increasingly make their knowledge, data and collections freely and openly accessible, sharable and reusable for citizens, artists, companies and institutions via Wikipedia. Reversely, via citizen participation projects like Wiki Loves Monuments more city-based, open and free cultural content becomes available for all.
Olaf illustrates these developments by discussing practical projects the National Library, Wikipedia and a number of public libraries have set up over the last few years.
Slides on Commons and on Slideshare
[National Library of the Netherlands] Donation of 512 images from Dutch Parliament
Last November we did an donation of 512 maps and images from the proceedings of the Dutch Parliament (the so-called States General from the period 1885-1995.
The set has some unique content, not only about the Netherlands, but also about its former colonies Dutch East-Indies (now Indonesia) and Suriname. Themes include the Delta Works, polders, land reclamation and the construction of roads, railways, and ports.
On 14 December 2015 an Wikipedia workshop was organised at the Stadsarchief Rotterdam (City Archive Rotterdam). The participants were staff members of the organisation itself. First an introduction was given to introduce them to Wikipedia/Wikimedia. After that they started editing Wikipedia to bring the heard information into practise. Before the workshop there was a short tour through the archives.