Thank you for attending

Photo: Janiek Dam

We would like to express our thanks to each of you who participated in Sharing is Caring X Amsterdam 2019 on November 22, 2019.

Over 90 persons from 62 organizations and 9 countries gave their time and resources to attend and to contribute. You made Sharing is Caring X Amsterdam to a success and it was a great pleasure to see so many of you there!

Hopefully you enjoyed it as much as we did and you used the opportunity to extend your existing networks.

We would like to give special thanks to our wonderful speakers, our programme committee, our organizing committee and all our other helpers.

The presentations (slides and recordings) can be viewed here.

Ingrid Dillo

FAIR – Keynote

Dr Ingrid Dillo is Deputy Director at DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) in the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in history and has worked in the field of policy development for the last 30 years, including as senior policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the National Library of the Netherlands (KB). Among her areas of expertise are research data management and the certification of digital repositories. Ingrid is Co-chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Council. She is also Treasurer of the Board of CoreTrustSeal (CTS) and Vice Chair of the Scientific Committee of the ISC/World Data System (WDS). Ingrid is project coordinator of the European H2020 project FAIRsFAIR.

Erma Hermens

Technical Art History

Erma Hermens is the Rijksmuseum Professor in studio practice and technical art history at the University of Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum, Department of Conservation and Science. She often works with interdisciplinary teams, liaising between curators, conservators, scientists and computer scientists, combining art historical and contextual research of objects, their composite materials, and methods of making, with scientific analytical  and scientific imaging data. Present projects (all funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO): CT-scanning for Art: from Images to Patterns (IMPACT4Art); Imaging, Identification and interpretation of Glass in Paint (I3Glassp); Down to the Ground: Coloured grounds in Netherlandish 16th and 17th-century painting.

Chris Dijkshoorn

RIJKS data

Chris Dijkshoorn is the coordinator of the Collection IT department of the Rijksmuseum. This department manages collection related applications, harmonizes collection data and ensures that the resulting data is usable for an (inter)national audience. Before, he worked as a data manager at the Rijksmuseum, while finalising his Ph.D. Chris implemented the Accurator nichesourcing platform and DigiBird collection integration system as part of his Ph.D. at the User Centric Data Science group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He defended his thesis entitled “Nichesourcing for Improving Access to Linked Cultural Heritage Datasets” in spring 2019. Doing research at the Rijksmuseum, British Museum and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision provided him with valuable insights into the requirements of institutions regarding Linked Data and crowd-sourcing.

Maarten Heerlien

RIJKS data

Maarten Heerlien is Head of Collection Information at the Research Services department of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He studied Early-modern History and has been active in the heritage sector since 2008, working on digitization, enrichment and meaningful integration of heterogeneous heritage collection. In his current position Maarten is responsible for the management of the various collection data and information resources and for the underlying support framework within the Museum. Prior to the Rijksmuseum he worked at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the national museum of natural history in the Netherlands where he set up and contributed to several national and European interdisciplinary projects and infrastructures focused on digitized collections.

Saskia Scheltjens

Rijksmuseum goes FAIR

Saskia Scheltjens is Head of Research Services at the Rijksmuseum, developing new tools and services for researchers on top of a rich open data collection. She is one of the founders of the Art Libraries Society of Flanders/Belgium and both publishes and lectures on the matter of art librarianship, library history and open (library) data in Belgium and abroad. Saskia is involved in international digital humanities research projects and the support of digital scholarship as well.

Lightning talks

Douglas McCarthy holds an MA in Art History and has worked internationally in museums and archives for almost twenty years. In his current role as Collections Manager at Europeana, Douglas fulfils its mission to ‘transform the world with culture’ by creating compelling narratives with digital collections to be freely shared, reused and remixed. He writes regularly about open access for Europeana Pro and has interviewed leading professionals from institutions such as the Musée de Bretagne, Pinakotheken, Wellcome Collection, Slovak National Gallery and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Douglas is an active member of the global Open GLAM community and collaborates with many organizations such as Creative Commons, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He leads an international survey of open access policy and practice in the GLAM sector with Dr Andrea Wallace and writes about this work on Medium. Douglas is the founder and co-editor of the Medium publication Open GLAM and he has been an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Digital Media Management since 2012.

Marjan Grootveld is senior policy officer at DANS: “Data Archiving and Networked Services”. DANS is the Netherlands Institute for permanent access to digital research resources. Marjan is involved in consultancy and training on FAIR and Open research data management and participates in international projects such as FAIRsFAIR and OpenAIRE. She is also a reviewer for the CoreTrustSeal certification of trustworthy digital repositories.

Thunnis van Oort is a media historian who specializes in the history of movie going. He is a researcher at CREATE (Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective) at the department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam and part of the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity. Before joining the Create-team, he coordinated and taught the Theatre and Media Studies track at University College Roosevelt. Previously he taught at Utrecht University, Vrije Universiteit and the Open University. In 2015, he visited Antwerp University as a Marie Curie Pegasus research fellow endowed by the Flanders Research Foundation (FWD). He wrote his PhD cL dissertation at Utrecht University on the emergence of cinema exhibition in the Catholic South, as `) part of the NWO project ‘ Cinema, Modern Life and Cultural Identity in the Netherlands, 1895-1940’. He is editor of the only media historical journal in the Dutch language area: Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis / Journal for Media History. He is also editor of the next edition of Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences, which focusses on research on datasets in the performing arts and media.

Marcus Cohen is a senior consultant at DEN, the Dutch national knowledge institute for culture & digitalisation. He finished his studies at Delft University of Technology on artificial intelligence and architectural design (1990). As an engineer he prefers a practical approach: “let’s start building”. He works on projects related to connecting data and developing a digital infrastructure for the arts and culture. Furthermore he works on ENUMERATE the operational framework for statistical data about digitization, digital preservation and online access to cultural heritage in Europe. Previously he worked in the performing arts.

Edda Japing has an M.Sc. in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Leiden. She was a project member with the FES Digitization project at natural history museum Naturalis, helping to digitize 37 million objects. After Naturalis she worked for a few years as a web developer, specializing in websites for cultural institutions. Currently she is employed as Process Coordinator Digitization at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, where she provides procedural support for projects which involve digitization. She was the shared project lead for Artists4all, and is currently busy with a new project on Digital Archiving.

David Molander is a Swedish born visual artist that works with digital photo- and film collages and animation. He collects hundreds of photos and film clips, or images from digital archives that he dissects and digitally transforms into multilayered compositions. His work puts emphasis on new relationships between visual traces of social environment, links between time and space, living memory and the humans within it. Molanders artworks are exhibited in galleries and institutions for art and for built environment globally and he his works are in collections and public places in Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland and USA.

Brigitte Vézina, intellectual property and cultural heritage advisor at Brigitte Vézina — Law & Culture, is the copyright advisor to Europeana and a fellow with the International Law Research Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), where she is analyzing the international intellectual property protection of cultural heritage. Past experience includes a decade as legal officer at WIPO, working on intellectual property and cultural heritage issues, as well as copyright and trademark-related work at UNESCO in Paris and with the Montreal-based intellectual property law firm Robic. Brigitte holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B.) from the University of Montreal (2002) and a Master’s in Law (LL.M.) from Georgetown University (2005, with distinction). She is a member of the Quebec Bar (2003).

Joe Padfield

FAIR – Reusable

Joe Padfield, National Gallery, London, Principal Scientist, with expertise in preventive conservation, colour science, conservation documentation, technical examination of paintings, generating/sharing digital images, image processing, web development, data management and integration systems development, database development, open-linked data, RDF triple stores and the semantic web. His main research interests include digital documentation and museum lighting, specifically investigating how the introduction of new types of lights (e.g. LEDs), affects how we compare and select appropriate lighting for museums. He is responsible for several of the National Gallery’s collaborative national and international external research projects including being responsible for a work-package examining the “Development of digital documentation and data” in the IPERION-CH (H2020) project and managed the The National Gallery’s involvement in the CrossCult (H2020) project. He is also an Interim Co-Coordinator of E-RIHS (H2020) DIGILAB.

Andy Neale

FAIR – Interoperable

Andy Neale joined Europeana from New Zealand after co-founding the DigitalNZ Service in 2008 and then spending five years on the National Library executive. He has a background in data science, software development, and marketing but he most enjoys working with people, design, and technology to create great experiences for the world. In his role as Technical Director he hopes to create a space where we are both happy with what we do today, as well as hungry for what we might still achieve for tomorrow.

Josh Hadro

FAIR – Accessible

Josh Hadro is the Managing Director of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium. In this role, Josh coordinates the growing activities of IIIF, manages the business affairs of the IIIF Consortium, and cultivates a broader, stronger and more diverse network of IIIF contributors and beneficiaries.   Previously, Hadro worked at The New York Public Library, where he served as the Associate Director for Digital Policy, and as the Deputy Director for NYPL Labs before that, where he managed a staff of 21 and helped oversee their operations from digitization to innovative dissemination of digital assets. Prior to that, Josh served as the Executive Editor at Library Journal.