|SEMINAR: CREATING VALUE FROM CULTURAL DATA|
|Host / Sponsor:||EWMD / EuroCham / Creative Commons HK|
|Event Time:||Tue 04-Dec-2012 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM|
|Venue:||Cultureclub, 15 Elgin Street (lower), Soho, Central|
Europeana is the largest digital repository of cultural data in the world. It aggregates digitised books, paintings, photographs, recordings and films from over 2,200 contributing cultural heritage organisations across Europe – including major national bodies such as the British Library, the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum.
250 HKD (wine and snacks included)
In September 2012 Europeana opened up data about 23 million items under the Creative Commons right waiver, allowing anyone to reuse the data for any purpose, such as building new application to educational purposes or developing mobile apps for the cultural sector. Open cultural data can become a resource for collaborative, decentralized and international creation of new services, applications and ideas.
What are the benefits of opening data for the development of the creative/cultural sector? How can organisations create value from this massive amount of cultural information assets?
Our speaker, Harry Verwayen, will share some insights on existing and potential business models in Europe. He is business development director of Europeana, designing and implementation new business models and strategies for innovation in the cultural heritage sector. Prior to this position Harry worked at the Amsterdam based think tank Knowledgeland, where he was responsible for innovation and positioning of the project Images for the Future. He has over ten years of experience in the Academic Publishing industry in various positions. Harry holds a MA in History from Leiden University and a certificate from Nyenrode Business University.
For more on Europeana please click here: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/
All are welcome for a stimulating talk about the business of culture in the digital economy.
We look forward to seeing you there!
RSVP by downloading the attached flyer for registration and payment methods.