Saturday, November 28, 2009

Open Progress



Expressing special thanks today to Gerard Meijssen and the Open Progress Foundation for outstanding work opening global access to digitized material from great cultural institutions in The Netherlands.  This week 35,000 images were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, and due to the cooperative relations he has developed Wikimedian volunteers can obtain high resolution versions of selected highlights upon request, for restoration purposes.

Several months ago I expressed gratitude for these efforts by restoring an 1890s photochrom print of the Amsterdam Centraal railway station.  Today it's Wikipedia's picture of the day being highlighted on the site's main page.

Congratulations, Gerard.  This is for you.  Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

1 comment:

john said...

Thats a beautiful building :)