Beelden voor de Toekomst
(Images for the Future) is a nationwide project, aimed at preserving and disclosing audiovisual material stored in several archives.
One of the partners in the project are the Dutch libraries, represented by the VOB
Libraries are more and more shifting towards disclosing new types of content to their usergroup.
Four library organisations started pilot projects to develop new concepts to bring the digitized audiovisual heritage to their users.
One of them is the Zeeuwse bibliotheek
(Zeeland library) in Middelburg and since 2008 Onwijs
has been working with them on developing
a concept for educational purposes, as well as for the general public.
Four themes were chosen and videomaterial was selected and added to Zeeland's heritage portal geschiedeniszeeland.nl
Using this material an (educational) videoquiz was developed for the Surface
-platform. The quiz is also available as a web application
The quiz was developed in a way that new themes and material can be added.
For the Zeeuwse bibliotheek Onwijs
has been working on a new type of bookmobile, specifically aimed at use in an educational context.
Zeeland is a province with lots of small villages, with people moving away and stores closing. As a reaction to that the Zeeland library developed a new concept: a bookmobile offering additional services, like the sale of
tickets for theaters or public transport, postal services and an ATM.
After seeing the success of this 'ServiceBookMobile' the library decided to develop a second one, this time for educational purposes.
The project started in 2007 and since then Onwijs
has been working on developing the educational side of the concept.
The SchoolServiceMobile is scheduled to start touring in 2010.