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  • National Museum of Singapore explores digital avenues to engage visitors

    April 12, 2017

    The National Museum of Singapore is exploring the use of data analytics and augmented reality (AR) to better engage with its audiences.

    Source: 
    www.channelnewsasia.com
  • Designing subtitles for 360° content

    April 11, 2017

    BBC R&D has been exploring the possibilities of immersive forms of content including 360° video and virtual reality (VR) where the viewer can look in any direction. It has been doing research into how people direct their attention and how to overlay information whilst working with production to understand what...

    Source: 
    www.bbc.co.uk
  • Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable manuscripts

    April 4, 2017

    Vatican Apostolic Library, founded in 1451 and considered one of the world’s most important research libraries, is hoping in the next four years to archive its entire collection of 82,000 manuscripts, comprising more than 41 million pages.

    Source: 
    www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Easier Access to EBU's Media Intelligence Service

    March 29, 2017

    The Media Intelligence Service is the market research unit of the EBU. 

    Source: 
    www.ebu.ch
  • DAS Program Released

    March 29, 2017

    The 2017 DAS program includes: MTV: Archiving the History of Music Television Automated Metadata AI and its Role in Managing and Archiving Digital Assets Netflix: Cloud-based Media Management and Distribution

    Source: 
    www.digitalassetsymposium.com
  • Creative Partnership between Kingston University and British Film Institute (BFI)

    March 23, 2017

    Kingston University London is partnering with the British Film Institute (BFI) on a new pilot which allows students to reuse material from the world's leading moving image archive as part as their degree. It marks the first time that the BFI has licensed its archive for reuse by university students on a course...

    Source: 
    www.kingston.ac.uk
  • A Library of Congress Lab: More Use and More Users of Digital Collections

    March 15, 2017

    The National Digital Initiatives division of the Library of Congress seeks to facilitate even more use of the Library’s digital collections. Emerging disciplines — like data science, data journalism and digital humanities that take advantage of new computing tools and infrastructure — provide a model for creating...

    Source: 
    blogs.loc.gov
  • The Soviet View: A Major Archive Comes Online

    March 13, 2017

    The British Film Institute is collaborating with an imprint of SAGE Publishing to issue a three-part set of rare film footage, Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda. The BFI National Archive, and Adam Matthew, an imprint of SAGE Publishing, which issues digital primary source collections for...

    Source: 
    www.movingimagearchivenews.org
  • Slides: Data Science at the British Museum

    March 6, 2017

    How do you transform a traditionally un-data-orientated organisation into being data-driven armed with data science processes and plenty of enthusiasm?...

    Source: 
    www.dcc.ac.uk
  • BBC RemArc - How BBC Archives can help people with dementia

    March 2, 2017

    The BBC Archive just launched an updated, improved version of BBC RemArc - the BBC Reminiscence Archive - which is designed to trigger memories and reminiscences in people with dementia. On the BBC R&D Blog an article was published on why it was built, how the project came about, and what lessons were learned in...

    Source: 
    www.bbc.co.uk
  • DPC: Digital Strategy for The National Archives

    March 1, 2017

    The Digital Preservation Coalition has been working to develop a new Digital Strategy for The National Archives. Like the National Archives, archives worldwide are grappling with the issues of preserving digital records and the need to be relevant to our audiences: public, government, academic researchers and the...

    Source: 
    www.dpconline.org
  • Blog: Saving At-Risk Audiovisual Materials

    March 1, 2017

    Many audiovisual collections are considered at risk. Years of data could be lost through deterioration of the original media unless it can be transferred to more durable digital formats. Libraries and other cultural institutions are rediscovering the value of these collections and are taking steps to preserve the...

    Source: 
    americanlibrariesmagazine.org
  • NEDCC Announces New Audio Preservation Services

    February 16, 2017

    With the assistance of AVPreserve, NEDCC has completed a year-long business planning study to expand its digital audio preservation service. NEDCC is now investing in the additional facilities, equipment, and staffing to offer reformatting of audio content on a variety of other obsolete media, such as magnetic and...

    Source: 
    www.nedcc.org
  • Sleep Mode: the Art of the Screensaver

    February 14, 2017

    Sleep Mode has been developed in dialogue with the internationally renowned internet artist Rafaël Rozendaal. In his artistic practice Rozendaal addresses the anonymous and fleeting status of the typical, computer-generated image and communicates his fascination for the subversive, playful and diffuse character of...

    Source: 
    sleepmode.hetnieuweinstituut.nl
  • FADGI’s 10th Anniversary: Adapting to Meet the Community’s Needs

    February 6, 2017

    Started in 2007 as a collaborative effort by federal agencies, FADGI has many accomplishments under its belt, including the widely implemented Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials (newly updated in 2016); open source software, including OpenDICE and AutoSFR and BWF MetaEdit; file format...

    Source: 
    blogs.loc.gov
  • President Trump Takes Office; Museums Need to Mobilize Now

    January 21, 2017

    In the coming weeks, President Trump will release a formal budget plan for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins October 1, 2017, and then Congress will begin the work of writing bills to fund federal government agencies and programs (and to complete the process for the current fiscal year, which began October 1, 2016)....

    Source: 
    www.aam-us.org
  • Shuffle 200,000 Tracks from European Sound Archives

    January 18, 2017

    Europeana Radio is a new platform to access thousands of historic tracks from audio collections in European libraries, universities, and other institutions....

    Source: 
    hyperallergic.com
  • veraPDF 1.0 released

    January 10, 2017

    The veraPDF consortium today announced the release of veraPDF 1.0, an open-source industry-supported PDF/A validator. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF validates all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A).

    Source: 
    openpreservation.org
  • veraPDF 0.28 released

    December 21, 2016

    The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. This is the final version before our version 1.0 release on January 9th 2017 making it an effective release candidate. New features include the schematron based policy checker and a fully functional greenfield implementation.

    Source: 
    openpreservation.org
  • ECB tender for Digital Archiving and Preservation

    December 12, 2016

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has issued a tender for the provision of a DAP solution to enable the business to address and mitigate the risks to the authenticity and usability of information and provide the long-term management and preservation of its digital information holdings.

    Source: 
    www.dpconline.org
  • Benchmarking Europeana against other web services

    December 7, 2016

    In the months of June and July of 2016 The DEN Foundation, partner of Europeana in the Europeana DSI project, conducted a small comparative research on the cultural content information services available on the Internet. The report can be found here.

    Source: 
    pro.europeana.eu
  • BBC R&D joins the Alliance for Open Media

    November 18, 2016

    BBC's R&D is joining Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix to develop compression standards, make them widely available, royalty free.

    Source: 
    www.bbc.co.uk
  • Blago Markota Appointed Acting General Manager of HRT

    November 18, 2016

    The Croatian Parliament has appointed Blago Markota as the new Acting General Manager of Croatian Radio Television (HRT) with a majority of 115 votes in favour with four against and four abstentions....

    Source: 
    www.ebu.ch
  • Article: Ensuring Long-term Sustainability of Digital Assets

    November 17, 2016

    PERICLES and PrestoCentre just published an article on how to adress changes in context to ensure long-term sustainability of digital assets. In this article, the PERICLES project is proposing a compelling approach to the communities engaged in managing and preserving their digital asset. 

    Source: 
    www.prestocentre.org
  • Formation: Task Force for Email Archives

    November 8, 2016

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition announced the formation of a Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives. The task force is charged with assessing current frameworks, tools, and approaches being taken toward these critical historical sources.

    Source: 
    www.dpconline.org

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