(apologies for cross-posting)

Wikimedia Nederland launches the Netherlands and the World Exchange Platform
<https://netherlandsworld.nl/>. The platform aims to stimulate global
re-use of Dutch collections on non-European cultural heritage. In
particular, it aims to stimulate collections on countries with which the
Netherlands have had historical ties. These countries include Indonesia,
Sri Lanka, Brazil, Ghana, Suriname, South Africa, and others.

The platform also aims to foster contacts between Dutch cultural heritage
institutions and Wikimedia contributors across the globe. However,
participation is not limited to Wikimedia contributors. Anyone can
participate, making it relevant for education and research as well.

Key properties:


   Dutch heritage institutions can post offers on (parts of) their
   collections that are relevant to non-European countries

   Wikimedia contributors gain insight in the contents of Dutch collections
   and can make requests for digitalisation.

   Knowledge exchange and cooperation are key concepts.

The platform is easy to use. After registration, users can post
offer/requests notices, depending on whether they are looking for material,
or want to offer material for re-use. Statistics on re-use are also

The Netherlands and the World Exchange Platform is part of the program The
Netherlands and the World
This program is supported by Wikimedia Nederland and aims to make available
knowledge and content on non-European countries.

Development of the platform was financially supported by DEN.


Arne Wossink

Projectleider / Project Manager Wikimedia Nederland

*(Werkdagen: maandag, dinsdag, donderdag / Office hours: Monday, Tuesday,

Tel. +31 (0)6 11000505
E-mail: woss...@wikimedia.nl

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