Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/200909

Open BeeldenEdit

The media institute Sound and Vision launched in cooperation with the Kennisland Foundation the initiative "Open Beelden" (open images), a website with audiovisual collections that can be reused simply under a free license. As a part of this, over 200 Polygoon items have been released under CC-BY-SA. 16 videos have been uploaded already to Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Polygoonjournaal . Wikimedia Nederland is working together with Sound and Vision to see how they can continue to give an added audiovisual value to Wikipedia.

Polygoon journals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygoon_(newsreel)

Small subsidies: Writing ContestEdit

Wikimedia Nederland has awarded a "small subsidy" to support a writing contest in the Dutch Language Wikipedia. Wikimedia Nederland has € 1000 available for requests from Wikimedia editors for small projects within the goals of the association.

Free Cultural Heritage ConferenceEdit

Wikimedia Nederland is planning to organize a one day conference on Wikimedia and Free Cultural Heritage by spring 2010 to inform the cultural heritage institutions and other interested about the possibilities and advantages of making (digital) material freely available. The conference aims explicitly to lead to follow up initiatives to make material actually available under free licenses. We are currently working on finding sufficient funding for the organization and contacting the right partners.